Archive: 02/21/2012

Software helps improve software

The earlier a problem is detected, the easier it can be solved. Before implementing complex programs in a time-consuming process, computer scientists also want to know whether they will reach the desired performance. Apart ...

Feb 21, 2012
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China e-commerce firm Alibaba in privatization bid

(AP) -- Alibaba.com's parent company wants to take the Chinese e-commerce company private for $2.5 billion, the firms said Tuesday, part of a shift in business strategy that also includes plans to buy back a stake from Yahoo ...

Feb 21, 2012
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You can't do the math without the words

Most people learn to count when they are children. Yet surprisingly, not all languages have words for numbers. A recent study published in the journal of Cognitive Science shows that a few tongues lack number words and as ...

Feb 21, 2012
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Recipe for success: Recycled glass and cement

(PhysOrg.com) -- Michigan State University researchers have found that by mixing ground waste glass into the cement that is used to make concrete, the concrete is stronger, more durable and more resistant ...

Feb 21, 2012
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How social media help save an endangered language

(PhysOrg.com) -- There was a time when everyone living in Michigan grew up speaking the native language of the area's indigenous people. Now less than 10 people born in the state are fluent, yet more than 2,700 people "like" ...

Feb 21, 2012
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