Archive: 19/10/2009

Investors lap up Apple's 47 percent profit jump

(AP) -- Wall Street knew Apple Inc.'s results for the most recent quarter would blow past the company's guidance, but investors clearly weren't prepared for the 47 percent jump in profit that Apple delivered.

dateOct 19, 2009 in Business
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Neuroscientists find neural stopwatch in the brain

( -- Keeping track of time is one of the brain's most important tasks. As the brain processes the flood of sights and sounds it encounters, it must also remember when each event occurred. But how does that happen? ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Orionid meteor shower peaks Wednesday

( -- The annual Orionid meteor shower will peak in the hours before dawn on Oct. 21, according to the editors of StarDate magazine, who said the shower could produce up to 20 meteors per hour.

dateOct 19, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Popping the Cork on Biofuel Agriculture

( -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a novel enzyme responsible for the formation of suberin -- the woody, waxy, cell-wall substance found in cork. ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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It Takes a Solar Village

( -- Rain didn't ruin the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. University teams successfully operated 20 net-zero, grid-connected solar power homes for a week on the National Mall. Some used more power-generating ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
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