Archive: 20/05/2009

Going for broke

( -- Natasha Schull recalls how in the late 1990s she began observing people in Las Vegas transfixed for hours at video poker and slot machines. What, she wondered, kept them glued to machines until they lost ...

dateMay 20, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Grid browser finds the meaning of life

( -- A web browser that can understand technical terms in life sciences and automatically find additional resources and services has been developed by European researchers. It could lead to a new generation of ...

dateMay 20, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Planning factories the right way

The new factory hall has just been completed when the owner realizes that several things have gone wrong. The doors should be on the other side and production will need more space. A new planning guideline will prevent such ...

dateMay 20, 2009 in Engineering
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