Archive: 20/05/2010

Germany to Google: Respect data privacy

(AP) -- Germany's Foreign Minister has warned Google co-founder Larry Page to respect the nation's data protection laws in an escalating dispute over the U.S. Internet giant's "Street View" mapping program.

dateMay 20, 2010 in Internet
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Bond-style tech for emergencies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Instantly deployable James Bond-style information and communication technologies are now available to coordinate disaster response among diverse agencies and NGOs, thanks to European researchers.

dateMay 20, 2010 in Engineering
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I am treefrog, feel me shake (w/ Video)

Using experiments involving a mechanical shaker and a robotic frog, researchers reporting online on May 20th in Current Biology have found new evidence that male red-eyed treefrogs communicate with one another in aggressive ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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What makes music sound so sweet (or not)

Ever since ancient times, scholars have puzzled over the reasons that some musical note combinations sound so sweet while others are just downright dreadful. The Greeks believed that simple ratios in the string lengths of ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Other
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