Archive: 09/23/2011

OECD report shows dramatic decline in patent quality

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published its Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard for 2011 and one section shows that patent quality over the past 20 years has declined dr ...

Sep 23, 2011 report
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Cellphone service coming to 6 NYC subway stations

(AP) -- The long-delayed project to wire New York City subway stations for cellphone service is finally bearing fruit. A person close to the matter says six stations will go live with the service on Tuesday.

Sep 23, 2011
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Interview: Samsung to step up Apple patent war

(AP) -- A top Samsung executive says the company will take a bolder stance in its patent battle with smartphone and tablet rival Apple, which Samsung claims has been "free riding" on its patented wireless ...

Sep 23, 2011
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An X1.4 Solar Flare and a CME

(PhysOrg.com) -- A large coronal mass ejection (CME) shot off the West (right) side of the sun at 6:24 PM ET on September 21, 2011. The CME is moving away from Earth at about 900 miles per second.

Sep 23, 2011
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Bees outpace orchids in evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Orchid bees aren’t so dependent on orchids after all, according to a new study that challenges the prevailing view of how plants and their insect pollinators evolve together.

Sep 23, 2011
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