Archive: 05/19/2009

Google develops algorithm to stem talent loss

Google, concerned by the recent departures of several top executives, has developed an algorithm to try to identify which employees are likely to quit, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

dateMay 19, 2009 in Internet
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HP profit drops 17 pct; PC, ink sales stumble

(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s quarterly profit dropped 17 percent on lighter sales of personal computers and printer ink, two of its biggest sellers and a sign that the woes in consumer technology spending dragged on beyond ...

dateMay 19, 2009 in Business
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Perfect Pitch: Language Wins Out Over Genetics

Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Sinatra and Hendrix -- these and many other of the world's most famous musicians have had "perfect" or "absolute" pitch. The ability, defined as recognizing the pitch of a musical note ...

dateMay 19, 2009 in Other
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Research finds mangroves being fed to death

(PhysOrg.com) -- New UQ Science research has found the increase in nutrients coming out of our river systems is putting pressure on our mangrove forests and making them far more susceptible to environmental ...

dateMay 19, 2009 in Ecology
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TB vaccine gets its groove back

A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators has cracked one of clinical medicine's enduring mysteries - what happened to the tuberculosis vaccine. The once-effective vaccine no longer prevents the bacterial ...

dateMay 19, 2009 in Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes
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