Archive: 03/19/2012

Pawnshops spread to Internet

In a sputtering economy, cash-strapped consumers are flocking to a new way of getting quick, short-term loans: online pawn stores. It's yet another instance of online retailers pouncing on the turf of a brick-and-mortar industry.

dateMar 19, 2012 in Business
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Climate: Nine bids to host future technology centre

Plans for a global centre to help transfer clean technology to poorer countries have drawn nine bids, including from Iran's oil industry and a team led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN climate forum said on ...

dateMar 19, 2012 in Environment
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Game Review: 'Kid Icarus' spreads wings too far

(AP) -- After years of heaping attention on Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran and even that fat blob Kirby, Nintendo is finally turning the spotlight back on Pit, the spunky angelic protagonist who wowed ...

dateMar 19, 2012 in Software
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Crowds create Wikipedia-style maps of the world

When Benjamin Gleitzman moved from New York to the San Francisco Bay area, he used a talking turn-by-turn driving app to guide him across the country. In the middle of Wyoming, the voice told him to turn left ...

dateMar 19, 2012 in Internet
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Two-in-one imaging agents

(PhysOrg.com) -- Accurate visualization of living systems is key to the correct diagnosis and effective treatment of many diseases, as well as an improved understanding of biological processes. Magnetic resonance ...

dateMar 19, 2012 in Materials Science
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