Archive: 21/02/2012

'Texting cow' technology boost for farmers

A smart collar which closely monitors the health of cows and sends the results back to farmers using mobile phone technology is being developed as part of a three-year-project co-funded by the Technology Strategy Board.

dateFeb 21, 2012 in Other
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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 ...

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

(AP) --'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 ...

dateFeb 21, 2012 in Business
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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 ...

dateFeb 21, 2012 in Social Sciences
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