Archive: 02/18/2013

Amazon fires German security firm amid probe

(AP)—Online retailer Amazon reacted to mounting criticism Monday by firing a security company named in a German television documentary about alleged mistreatment of foreign temporary workers.

dateFeb 18, 2013 in Business
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A clarion call for science

Harvard President Drew Faust called for members of the scientific community to "raise our voices" in an effort to prevent the U.S. Congress from becoming "an American Association for the Retreat of Science," when she addressed ...

dateFeb 18, 2013 in Other
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New supercomputer to aid genomics research

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has gifted the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) a highly parallel shared memory supercomputer named Ember. Originally funded by the NSF, Ember will be managed ...

dateFeb 18, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Light from silicon nanocrystal LEDs

(Phys.org)—Silicon nanocrystals have a size of a few nanometers and possess a high luminous potential. Scientists of KIT and the University of Toronto/Canada have now succeeded in manufacturing silicon-based ...

dateFeb 18, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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