Archive: 12/23/2011

CryoSat ice satellite rides new waves

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA’s CryoSat mission has been gathering detailed information on the thickness of Earth’s ice since its launch in 2010. Through international collaboration, this state-of-the-art ...

dateDec 23, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Season's greetings from the other extreme

It is summer in Antarctica and the new crew for the Concordia research station will soon arrive. And since the place is second only to space for harsh conditions, they have been trained courtesy of ESA.

dateDec 23, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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VW gives employees break from their Blackberry

Are you fed up with your Blackberry because it effectively puts you on call for your employer 24/7? Are you a slave to its blinking red light and the vibrating alarm that tells you you have a new email?

dateDec 23, 2011 in Business
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Vietnam store makes Christmas tree from cellphones

(AP) -- Southeast Asia is closer to the equator than the North Pole, but an electronics store in Vietnam is ringing in the holidays with a 15-foot Christmas tree made from more than 2500 unusable cellular ...

dateDec 23, 2011 in Other
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The machinery of chromatin regulation

Ten years after the human genome was first published, researchers have found new clues into the machinery that influences gene function. The team, led by Bradley Bernstein, an associate professor of pathology ...

dateDec 23, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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