Archive: 12/17/2009

How water forms where Earth-like planets are born

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a study that helps to explain the origins of water on Earth, University of Michigan astronomers have found that water vapor can form spontaneously in habitable zones of solar systems, and that it develops ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Astronomy
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Year's Best Gift Could Be A Job From Santa

In this year's myriad discussions of stimulus and jobs programs, no one has yet publicly raised the idea to ask Santa Claus to take Christmas Eve off. Outsourcing his job by asking mere mortals to deliver ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Other
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Google out to shake up the smart-phone industry

Google, already a disruptive presence in the mobile phone industry, seems to be itching to reshape it once more. As early as January, the company plans to sell directly to consumers a new smart-phone that will not be "locked" ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Telecom
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New research explains orchids' sexual trickery

A new study reveals the reason why orchids use sexual trickery to lure insect pollinators. The study, published in the January issue of The American Naturalist, finds that sexual deception in orchids leads to a more effici ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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