Archive: 05/17/2012

The downside of dominating the market

We’ve said farewell to Friendster. Netscape Navigator is nevermore. As an Internet service provider, AOL is AWOL. What happened to these companies that once ruled their individual markets? According to ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Economics & Business
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Frugal innovation

Co-author of recently published book 'Jugaad Innovation', Professor Jaideep Prabhu argues that a frugal and flexible approach to innovation can generate breakthrough growth not only in the developing world ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Economics & Business
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Functional genomics gets tiny

A little more than a decade ago, researchers discovered an ancient mechanism that cells use to silence genes. Like a dimmer switch turning down a light, RNA interference (RNAi) dials down gene activity in ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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The most profitable asteroid is...

With the recent announcement of the asteroid mining company, Planetary Resources, some of the most-asked questions about this enticing but complex endeavor include, what asteroids do we mine? Which are the ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Space Exploration
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New models to predict coral bleaching

(Phys.org) -- Curtin University researchers have used computational fluid dynamics and powerful supercomputers to create new models for understanding and predicting coral bleaching.

dateMay 17, 2012 in Environment
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Jungle cats caught on camera in Belize

A camera trap survey, set up by scientists from Ya’axché Conservation Trust, has caught pictures of Central America’s two big cats: the jaguar and the puma (known locally as the red tiger).

dateMay 17, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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