Archive: 08/24/2011

Scientists uncover new factor in HIV infection

A George Mason University researcher team has revealed the specific process by which the HIV virus infects healthy T cells—a process previously unknown. The principal investigator, HIV researcher Yuntao Wu, says he hopes ...

Aug 24, 2011
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Dutch judge slaps ban on Samsung smartphones

A Dutch judge on Wednesday banned the sale of three smartphones built by Samsung in several European countries in the latest blow to the South Korean electronics giant from rival Apple.

Aug 24, 2011
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Quantum correlations -- without entanglement

(PhysOrg.com) -- Few people doubt the "quantumness" of entanglement. Quantifying the quantum correlation of entanglement is something that is relatively regular right now. However, things change a bit when it comes to quantum ...

Aug 24, 2011 feature
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Obama: Our 22nd greatest president?

As if President Barack Obama doesn't already have enough to worry about, a statistical analysis of presidential ranking surveys suggests that he is likely to be viewed as an "average" president by expert evaluators if he ...

Aug 24, 2011
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Google to settle drug probe for $500 million

Google will pay $500 million to settle charges that it sold advertisements to Canada-based online pharmacies which marketed drugs to Americans in violation of US law, US justice officials announced Wednesday.

Aug 24, 2011
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SF area transit agency to discuss wireless policy

(AP) -- The transit agency in the San Francisco Bay area hopes to ease tensions with a public meeting over whether there should be a policy on cutting wireless access to its stations during protests.

Aug 24, 2011
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East vs. West quakes: Way different creatures

(AP) -- The East Coast doesn't get earthquakes often but when they do strike, there's a whole lot more shaking going on. The ground in the East is older, colder and more intact than the West Coast or the ...

Aug 24, 2011
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Taiwan's Acer swings to loss in second quarter

Taiwan's leading computer vendor Acer Inc said Wednesday it suffered a loss of Tw$6.8 billion ($236 million) in the three months to June, swinging from a profit of $41.53 million in the previous quarter.

Aug 24, 2011
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China official tells Web firms to control content

(AP) -- A Communist Party leader has told China's Internet companies to tighten control over material online as Beijing cracks down on dissent and tries to block the rise of Middle East-style protests.

Aug 24, 2011
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Study shows elephants capable of insight

(PhysOrg.com) -- Kandula, a seven year old Asian elephant living in Washington D.C.’s National Zoo, has proven that elephants are as smart as those that spend a lot of time around them have believed. ...

Aug 24, 2011 report
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