Archive: 12/20/2009

Google gets digital foothold in France

Despite fierce resistance to Google's plans to digitise the world's books, observers say it is well placed to start scanning Europe's cultural treasures -- beginning in France, where the US giant got a digital ...

dateDec 20, 2009 in Internet
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Next generation lens promises more control

(PhysOrg.com) -- Duke University engineers have created a new generation of lens that could greatly improve the capabilities of telecommunications or radar systems to provide a wide field of view and greater ...

dateDec 20, 2009 in Condensed Matter
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Metastasis formation revealed in detail and real time

Up to 25% of cancer patients develop metastases in the brain - often long after successful treatment of the primary tumor. In almost all such cases, the prognosis is poor. The mechanisms responsible for the appearance of ...

dateDec 20, 2009 in Cancer
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Malaysian authorities rescue 130 pangolins

Malaysian wildlife authorities said they have rescued 130 pangolins and arrested two men attempting to smuggle the protected species, destined to be sold to restaurants and medicine shops.

dateDec 20, 2009 in Ecology
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