Archive: 18/01/2012

EBay reports higher 4Q earnings, revenue (Update)

(AP) -- EBay reported on Wednesday that its net income grew sharply in the fourth quarter, helped by a gain from the sale of its remaining investment in Skype. Its results beat Wall Street's expectations, boosted by strong ...

dateJan 18, 2012 in Business
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Why smart growth frustrates players in the system: study

Maryland planners, developers and land-use advocates consider the state's smart growth tools too weak, frustrating their desire for development within existing urban areas, finds a new University of Maryland study based on ...

dateJan 18, 2012 in Other
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The great gas hydrate escape

For some time, researchers have explored flammable ice for low-carbon or alternative fuel or as a place to store carbon dioxide. Now, a computer analysis of the ice and gas compound, known as a gas hydrate, reveals key details ...

dateJan 18, 2012 in Materials Science
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Ancient popcorn discovered in Peru

People living along the coast of Peru were eating popcorn 1,000 years earlier than previously reported and before ceramic pottery was used there, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...

dateJan 18, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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