Archive: 12/20/2010

eBay goes shopping in Germany

US online auction giant eBay said Monday that it has agreed to buy brands4friends, Germany's largest online fashion shopping club, for 200 million dollars (150 million euros) in cash.

Dec 20, 2010
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Odor-related neural action and behavior linked

(PhysOrg.com) -- Harvard researchers have illuminated how the brain processes information about odor, linking a temporal pattern of electrical spikes traveling through the nervous system with specific smells ...

Dec 20, 2010
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Solar panels, anti-freeze beetles in space

San Diego engineering students recently sent a weather balloon up 80,000 feet to near space to study the effects of solar power, climate change and even the survival rate of anti-freeze beetles. The launch, ...

Dec 20, 2010
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When the zebra loses its stripes

The capacity to remember that a zebra has stripes, or that a giraffe is a four-legged mammal, is known as semantic memory. It allows us to assign meaning to words and to recall general knowledge and concepts that we have ...

Dec 20, 2010
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New software detects piping flaws

New software developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB) may lead to a less expensive and less time consuming method to detect corrosion ...

Dec 20, 2010
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