Archive: 02/18/2013

Europe to move against Google over privacy rules

European data protection agencies intend to take action against the US Internet giant Google after it failed to follow their orders to comply with EU privacy laws, a French agency said on Monday.

Feb 18, 2013
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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.

Feb 18, 2013
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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 ...

Feb 18, 2013
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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 ...

Feb 18, 2013
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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 ...

Feb 18, 2013
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