Archive: 02/18/2011

ATV Johannes Kepler operating flawlessly

Following a spectacular launch on 16 February, Europe's space freighter is now in its planned orbit. Mission controllers are preparing to match its trajectory with that of the International Space Station, ...

Feb 18, 2011
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The cost of the digital revolution

We are all familiar with digital media, from online news and 3G phones to apps and iPads, but what are the implications of the shift from print to online on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions? Does buying ...

Feb 18, 2011
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Nabokov’s blues

In 1967, novelist Vladimir Nabokov was asked what he might have done had he not become an author.

Feb 18, 2011
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Fla. ruling Big Tobacco won comes back to bite it

(AP) -- A Florida Supreme Court ruling that threw out a $145 billion award against cigarette makers is biting Big Tobacco back, making it dramatically easier for thousands of smokers to sue and turning the state into the ...

Feb 18, 2011
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BU's Kunz to introduce new discipline of aeroecology

A team of research biologists headed by Thomas H. Kunz, professor of biology and director of the Center of Ecology and Conservation Biology at Boston University, will conduct a symposium on the emerging scientific discipline ...

Feb 18, 2011
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Intel chief to join White House council on jobs

(AP) -- Casting about for innovative job-creation ideas, President Barack Obama is naming one of his critics to an advisory council responsible for finding new ways to promote economic growth and bring jobs ...

Feb 18, 2011
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