Archive: 09/15/2011

Netflix lowers subscriber forecast, shares fall

(AP) -- Netflix Inc. lowered its expectations for U.S. subscribers for the third quarter by 4 percent on Thursday, just weeks after separating its DVD and streaming services, which increased the price for customers who want ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Business
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Plants create water reserve in soil

It has long been known that roots alter the soil in their immediate vicinity, where other microorganisms live and the chemical composition is altered compared to that further away from the roots. An international ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Ecology
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Personalized 3-D avatars for real life

An avatar is really no more than a graphical representation, generally human, which is associated with a user for identification purposes. Avatars can be either photographs or art drawings, and certain technologies enable ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Engineering
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New approach helps combat alfalfa snout beetle

The destructive alfalfa snout beetle (ASB) is under seige on northern New York farms, thanks to field research led by Cornell scientists. Their strategy includes using ASB-resistant varieties of alfalfa and ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Ecology
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Dust settles to reveal asteroid truth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Early results from analysis of dust on the Hayabusa space capsule, which landed in South Australia last year, have revealed an indisputable link between the asteroids we see in space and meteorites ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Space Exploration
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