Archive: 04/24/2011

Scientists ask: Is the kilo losing weight?

Ensuring a pound of butter is indeed a pound, or a gallon of milk a full gallon, has long been the province of government agencies that deal with weights and measures. But now it seems scientists are having a little trouble ...

dateApr 24, 2011 in General Physics
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Nepal's rhino numbers 'recovering' after war

The number of rhinos living wild in Nepal has risen above 500 for the first time since a civil war that led to rampant poaching of the endangered animals, the government said Sunday.

dateApr 24, 2011 in Ecology
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NY case underscores Wi-Fi privacy dangers

Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of "pedophile!" and "pornographer!" stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn't need long to figure out ...

dateApr 24, 2011 in Telecom
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Primordial fear: why radiation is so scary

Nuclear radiation is frightening stuff. A quarter century after Chernobyl, and more than 65 years after atomic bombs laid waste to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, fatally sickening thousands not killed outright, even ...

dateApr 24, 2011 in Environment
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Your Phone, Yourself: When is tracking too much?

(AP) -- If you're worried about privacy, you can turn off the function on your smartphone that tracks where you go. But that means giving up the services that probably made you want a smartphone in the first ...

dateApr 24, 2011 in Other
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