Archive: 01/17/2012

India's HCL profit jumps 43%, shares gain

India's fourth-biggest software services firm, HCL, Tuesday posted a 43 percent jump in quarterly net profit, beating forecasts, thanks to stronger outsourcing demand and a weak rupee.

Jan 17, 2012
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The world's slowest clock

(PhysOrg.com) -- National Physical Laboratory is well known for having some of the fastest and most accurate clocks in the world, but now new research with the Scottish Universities Environmental Research ...

Jan 17, 2012
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A new way of ranking universities

(PhysOrg.com) -- An academic at the University of Hertfordshire has challenged the way university league tables are calculated and presents a radically different way of formulating university rankings in the UK, in a paper ...

Jan 17, 2012
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Researchers light up Europe with LEDs

Novel light-source technology just got a big boost in Europe thanks to the OLED100.eu ('Organic LED (light-emitting diode) lighting in European dimensions') project which tackled the challenge to develop the ...

Jan 17, 2012
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Planck instrument loses its cool

(PhysOrg.com) -- After an impressive two and a half years of operation, Planck's High Frequency Instrument has finally exhausted its onboard coolant gases and reached the end of its very successful mission. ...

Jan 17, 2012
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Predicting Arctic sea ice loss

(PhysOrg.com) -- Arctic clouds are strongly tied to Arctic sea ice loss. To find the strength of those ties, a team led by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory tested a prominent climate model ...

Jan 17, 2012
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CBS Sports to open fantasy platform to developers

(AP) -- CBS Sports is opening its fantasy sports platform to third-party developers, allowing them to sell league-specific apps that will likely make this year's games a lot more competitive for millions of players and - ...

Jan 17, 2012
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Solutions for a nitrogen-soaked world

Nitrogen is both an essential nutrient and a pollutant, a byproduct of fossil fuel combustion and a fertilizer that feeds billions, a benefit and a hazard, depending on form, location, and quantity. Agriculture, industry ...

Jan 17, 2012
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