Archive: 08/26/2009

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 ...

Aug 26, 2009
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Termites eavesdrop on competitors to survive

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

Aug 26, 2009
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Researchers develop tool to rank death rates

Have you ever wondered what the chances are that you may die in the next year? Would it be from illness or an accident? Is it something you can control? Or is it completely out of your hands?

Aug 26, 2009
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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 ...

Aug 26, 2009
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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 ...

Aug 26, 2009
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New test offers better diagnosis of asbestos cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new test can significantly improve diagnosis of the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma, a joint team from the University of Oxford and the Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine at the ...

Aug 26, 2009
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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.

Aug 26, 2009
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