Archive: 15/12/2009

Adobe Systems posts 4Q loss but says demand rising

(AP) -- Adobe Systems Inc. said Tuesday that although it booked a loss in the fiscal fourth quarter, consumer demand improved and allowed the maker of Photoshop and Flash software to post an optimistic outlook for the current ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Business
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New results from a terra-ific decade in orbit

December 18, 2009, marks the tenth year since the launch of Terra, one of NASA's "flagship" Earth observing satellites. But the decade is more than just a mechanical milestone. With each additional day and year that the satellite ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Antagonistic genes control rice growth

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution, with colleagues, have found that a plant steroid prompts two genes to battle each other—one suppresses the other to ensure that leaves grow normally in rice and the experimental plant ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Engineers help secure California highways and roads

Sprays of dirt flew out of a soil box that held a retaining wall as it violently shook from a simulated 7.4 magnitude earthquake. The wall was put to test recently by engineers at the UC San Diego Englekirk Structural Engineering ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Engineering
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