Archive: 04/19/2011

Ticketmaster rolls out 'dynamic' ticket pricing

(AP) -- Event tickets seller Ticketmaster said Monday that it is introducing new technology to let artists and sports teams raise or lower ticket prices to reflect demand during the initial sales period - a move it said ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Business
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Is titan hiding an ocean?

Saturn's moon Titan just keeps throwing surprises at us. A multi-layered atmosphere thicker than our own? Check. A hydrologic cycle that relies on methane as the operating liquid? Check. Rivers, streams and ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Space Exploration
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A tale of two deserts

Because the surface of Mars today is bone-dry and frozen all year round, it’s difficult to find any place on Earth that is truly Mars-like. But two locations, Antarctica’s Upper Dry Valleys and the ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Space Exploration
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New tools to tackle a solar data storm

(PhysOrg.com) -- So great is the wealth of data about the Sun now being sent back by space missions such as SOHO, STEREO and the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) that scientists back on Earth can struggle ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Space Exploration
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The shocking environment of hot Jupiters

(PhysOrg.com) -- Jupiter-like worlds around other stars push shock waves ahead of them, according to a team of UK astronomers. Just as the Earth's magnetic "bow-shock" protects us from the high-energy solar ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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Another iron in the fire

A tiny protein has been identified by University of California researchers as a possible alternate route for tuberculosis to spread in the human body – which could lead to better treatments for one of ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes
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Keeping retinoic acid in check

Neurobiologists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) of the Novartis Research Foundation are the first to describe a mechanism that controls the synthesis of retinoic acid in ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Medical research
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Protein KO stops tumour growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research published last week in the journal PNAS may have identified a promising new target for developing drugs against one of the most common types of lung cancer.

dateApr 19, 2011 in Cancer
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Engineering a better future

On the night of June 20, 1990, 8-year-old Behrouz Shafei was up late watching soccer on TV when his world suddenly convulsed. A 7.4 magnitude earthquake centered some 150 miles from his home in Tehran claimed ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Engineering
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