Archive: 07/16/2014

Comet ISON's dramatic final hours

(Phys.org) —A new analysis of data from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft has revealed that comet 2012/S1 (ISON) stopped producing dust and gas shortly before it raced past ...

dateJul 16, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Company gets new name after protests by Hawaiians

(AP)—A company aiming to provide easier access to sexually transmitted disease test results and other medical records has found a new name after facing protests by Native Hawaiians for using the word hula.

dateJul 16, 2014 in Business
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Fair cake cutting gets its own algorithm

The next time your children quibble about who gets to eat which part of a cake, call in some experts on the art of sharing. Mathematician Julius Barbanel of Union College, and political scientist Steven Brams of New York ...

dateJul 16, 2014 in Mathematics
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Apple-IBM deal weighs on BlackBerry shares

(AP)—BlackBerry shares dropped Wednesday after details emerged of a partnership between two of the world's biggest technology companies—Apple and IBM—aimed at business customers.

dateJul 16, 2014 in Business
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