Archive: 26/08/2009

Review: 'Arkham Asylum' is Batman at his best

(AP) -- The video-game industry has defeated more superheroes than Lex Luthor could ever dream of. Superman, Aquaman, Iron Man, X-Men: All rendered lifeless by forces more focused on making a buck than on delivering thrills.

dateAug 26, 2009 in Software
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Termites eavesdrop on competitors to survive

( -- The drywood termite, Cryptotermes secundus, eavesdrops on its more aggressive subterranean competitor, Coptotermes acinaciformis, to avoid contact with it, according to scientists from CSIRO Entomology and ...

dateAug 26, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Trifid triple threat

Smouldering several thousand light-years away in the constellation of Sagittarius (the Archer), the Trifid Nebula presents a compelling portrait of the early stages of a star's life, from gestation to first light. The heat ...

dateAug 26, 2009 in Astronomy
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Discovery's Next Launch Attempt Early Friday

NASA has targeted the next launch attempt for space shuttle Discovery for no earlier than 12:22 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 28, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Wednesday's launch attempt was postponed after an indication ...

dateAug 26, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Call center optimization

A research report in the current issue of the International Journal of Engineering Systems Modeling and Simulation suggests that help desks can be optimized by adding very few extra staff.

dateAug 26, 2009 in Engineering
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