Archive: 01/17/2011

Bulwarks with brains: automatic alarms

Siemens is researching a monitoring technology that detects damage to levees at an early stage. The researchers expect that with the help of sensors it will be possible to monitor the stability of the protective ...

Jan 17, 2011
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Young stellar clusters

(PhysOrg.com) -- Most stars are thought to form in clusters rather than in isolation, as the gas and dust in a molecular cloud coalesces under the influence of gravity until clumps develop that are dense enough ...

Jan 17, 2011
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Revelations about Galileo, Bruno, and aliens

The Catholic Church and scientists have a history of clashing, but according to Vatican astronomers, some of the stories of Church persecution are distortions of the truth – more gossip than Gospel.

Jan 17, 2011
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Radical treatment for leukemia under way

Humanized mouse models help clarify the origins of leukemia and the cellular processes that lead to its recurrence, providing hope for a cure for this intractable blood disease.

Jan 17, 2011
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Italy antitrust closes probe into Google

Italy's antitrust authority on Monday closed a probe into Google for alleged abuse of its market position, saying it accepted pledges made by the search engine to provide greater transparency.

Jan 17, 2011
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India software giant TCS profits up 30%

India's largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services on Monday said profits rose nearly 30 percent in the third quarter, beating forecasts, as outsourcing orders strengthened.

Jan 17, 2011
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GSK to take $3.4 bln Avandia legal charge

British drugs firm GlaxoSmithKline said Monday it expects to take a legal charge of £2.2 billion linked to its former blockbuster diabetes product Avandia, sparking a sharp drop in its shares.

Jan 17, 2011
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