Archive: 22/04/2011

Bighead carp snagged in St. Croix River

It's an ugly brute with a gaping mouth and eyes that hang low on the bottom of its face. Someday soon, with two of its equally odious cousins, it could take over Minnesota's rivers and lakes, squeezing out native species. ...

dateApr 22, 2011 in Ecology
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GPS satellites get a serious upgrade

(PhysOrg.com) -- GPS has become such an integral part of the new technology in our lives that we really do not give it much of a thought. It gets us to our destination without getting lost. It helps the ambulance to find ...

dateApr 22, 2011 in Engineering weblog
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NY MoMath museum aims to add to math appreciation

(AP) -- Mathematics. It's a subject that can elicit groans and exclamations of "boring." But Glen Whitney, a former hedge-fund quantitative analyst, is betting he can change that with a formula that looks like this: math ...

dateApr 22, 2011 in Mathematics
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Facebook looks to cash in on user data

Julee Morrison has been obsessed with Bon Jovi since she was a teenager. So when paid ads for fan sites started popping up on the 41-year-old Salt Lake City blogger's Facebook page, she was thrilled. She described herself ...

dateApr 22, 2011 in Internet
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Amazon forest and the price of gold

Ellen Silbergeld keeps the price of gold posted on the door to her office at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. The price is now at a record high (better than $1,500 an ounce) and Silbergeld, ...

dateApr 22, 2011 in Environment
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