Archive: 24/07/2009

Privacy concerns over Google book project

Google's ambitious book scanning project, already facing anti-trust scrutiny and awaiting court approval, is also raising concerns among privacy advocates and civil liberties groups.

dateJul 24, 2009 in Internet
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Huge telescope opens in Spain's Canary Islands

(AP) -- One of the world's most powerful telescopes opened its shutters for the first time Friday to begin exploring faint light from distant parts of the universe. The Gran Telescopio Canarias, a euro130 million ($185 million) ...

dateJul 24, 2009 in Astronomy
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Ants more rational than humans

In a study released online on July 22 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, researchers at Arizona State University and Princeton University show that ants can accomplish a task more rationally ...

dateJul 24, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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