Archive: 12/17/2009

Headwater stream nutrient enrichment disrupts food web

Human activity is increasing the supply of nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, to stream systems all over the world. The conventional wisdom -- bolstered by earlier research -- has held that these additional nutrients ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Ecology
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RIM 3Q profit up 59 pct on record BlackBerry sales

(AP) -- BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. surprised Wall Street on Thursday as it reported a 59 percent increase in third-quarter income, boosted by new subscribers and record sales of its smart phones.

dateDec 17, 2009 in Business
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Heme channel found

In some ways a cell in your body or an organelle in that cell is like an ancient walled town. Life inside either depends critically on the intelligence of the gatekeepers.

dateDec 17, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Avatar's moon Pandora could be real

In the new blockbuster Avatar, humans visit the habitable - and inhabited - alien moon called Pandora. Life-bearing moons like Pandora or the Star Wars forest moon of Endor are a staple of science fiction. ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Astronomy
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Oracle expects EU to approve Sun deal next month

(AP) -- Oracle Corp. said Thursday that its profit jumped 12.5 percent in the latest quarter and that it expects the European Union will finally approve its $7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc. ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Business
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Beaming in on Warm Dense Matter (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Neutralized Drift Compression Experiment II (NDCX-II) now under construction at Berkeley Lab will deliver a high-current pulse of lithium ions to a foil target almost simultaneously, momentarily heating ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in General Physics
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Smart phones are making Wi-Fi hotspots hot again

Lisa Helminiak, who uses her iPhone as a computer as much as to talk, has declared her independence from the slow cell phone network. Instead of using AT&T's network, she's using her phone's Wi-Fi capability to connect to ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Telecom
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