Archive: 07/17/2009

Space radar techniques for land mapping

Entrepreneurs at ESA’s Business Incubation centre in the Netherlands have used radar technology from the agency’s Envisat remote-sensing satellite to develop a compact, high-resolution radar that can monitor ...

dateJul 17, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Online pirates police themselves

(PhysOrg.com) -- People who illegally download music, films and TV episodes do not believe they are doing anything wrong, said a Queensland University of Technology researcher.

dateJul 17, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Graphene -- the copy beats the original

(PhysOrg.com) -- The first artificial graphene has been created at the NEST laboratory of the Italian Institute for the Physics of Matter (INFM-CNR) in Pisa. It is sculpted on the surface of a gallium-arsenide ...

dateJul 17, 2009 in Nanophysics
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Scientists locate disease switches

A team of scientists from the University of Copenhagen and the Max Planck Institute in Germany, has identified no less than 3,600 molecular switches in the human body. These switches, which regulate protein functions, may ...

dateJul 17, 2009 in Medical research
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Cisco lays off hundreds of workers

US computer networking giant Cisco Systems has laid off between 600 and 700 employees at its headquarters in San Jose, California, in a bid to reduce costs amid slow sales, The Wall Street Journal reported ...

dateJul 17, 2009 in Business
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