Archive: 01/20/2010

FCC closes loophole in cable program access rules

(AP) -- Federal regulators have closed a wrinkle that has allowed cable TV operators to withhold sporting events and other popular programming that they own from satellite companies and other rivals.

Jan 20, 2010
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Spacecraft dockings improve car assembly

(PhysOrg.com) -- The next car comes down the conveyor belt ready for the dashboard to be added. Speed and position are controlled as if it were a spacecraft docking automatically with the International Space ...

Jan 20, 2010
3.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

How do free electrons originate?

Scientists at Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching and Greifswald and Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin, Germany, have discovered a new way in which high-energy radiation in water can release slow electrons. ...

Jan 20, 2010
4.4 / 5 (16) 1 | with audio podcast

Saxon queen discovered in Germany

(PhysOrg.com) -- Remains of one of the oldest members of the English royal family have been unearthed at Magdeburg Cathedral in Germany. The preliminary findings will be announced at a conference at the University ...

Jan 20, 2010
4.9 / 5 (10) 0 | with audio podcast

New York Times to ask Web readers to pay up in '11

(AP) -- The New York Times plans to charge readers for full access to its Web site next year, reviving an idea that fizzled twice for the newspaper. This time it's betting that it will be able to wring more ...

Jan 20, 2010
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Picture-driven computing (w/ Video)

Until the 1980s, using a computer program meant memorizing a lot of commands and typing them in a line at a time, only to get lines of text back. The graphical user interface, or GUI, changed that. By representing ...

Jan 20, 2010
4.6 / 5 (10) 2 | with audio podcast

On the Trail of a Cosmic Cat (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESO has just released a stunning new image of the vast cloud known as the Cat’s Paw Nebula or NGC 6334. This complex region of gas and dust, where numerous massive stars are born, lies near ...

Jan 20, 2010
4.8 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast