Archive: 03/16/2010

Web creates snowball effects in real life

To understand how information spreads among people, Swedish physicists and sociologists have studied a Brazilian Web forum for discussing escorts, high-end prostitutes. The study is probably the first to demonstrate that ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Mathematics
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Dotcom celebrates 25th birthday

Recognize Symbolics.com? Probably not. But 25 years ago this week the Massachusetts computer maker played a bit role in history -- it was the first company to register a .com address on what would eventually ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Internet
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Shutting out soft tissue cancers in the cold

Cryotherapy, an interventional radiology treatment to freeze cancer tumors, may become the treatment of the future for cancer that has metastasized in soft tissues (such as ovarian cancer) and in bone tumors. Such patients ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Cancer
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Rumblings about CERN is empty talk

'Hadron Collider to be closed amid fears of a very big bang' read the headline in a major English newspaper and sparked controversy over the future of CERN. Was there a future for the large European research ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in General Physics
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Jupiter's Spot Seen Glowing

(PhysOrg.com) -- New ground-breaking thermal images obtained with ESO’s Very Large Telescope and other powerful ground-based telescopes show swirls of warmer air and cooler regions never seen before within ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Martian Weather

The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) is a NASA mission that arrived at Mars in September, 1997, and for nine years circled the planet every two hours in a polar orbit (that is, traveling from the north pole to the ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Space Exploration
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