Archive: 18/11/2009

Black Friday: On your mark, get set, go!

( -- For most Americans, Thanksgiving Day means a flurry of food, family and football. But the real frenzy begins the day after, say researchers at the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University.

dateNov 18, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Crashing the size barrier

Like surfers on monster waves, electrons can ride waves of plasma to very high energies in a very short distance. Scientists have proven that plasma acceleration works. Now they're developing it as a way to dramatically shrink ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in General Physics
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Internet still under US grip: forum delegates

The Internet is still under the control of the United States, participants at a governance forum said, despite a move by America to loosen its grip over the private corporation that administers the net.

dateNov 18, 2009 in Internet
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Sebelius: Women should get mammograms by age 40

(AP) -- Women should continue getting regular mammograms starting at age 40, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday, moving to douse confusion caused by a task-force recommendation two days ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in Cancer
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Nintendo's Mario endures even as games come and go

(AP) -- You might call him the Mickey Mouse of video games. He's reminiscent of a doughnut, round and sweet and comforting. He's also a vessel, devoid of a real personality so you can live vicariously through him.

dateNov 18, 2009 in Software
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