Archive: 27/04/2011

Male wasps help to defend the nest

Male wasps are not exactly famous for their contributions to domestic life. Most do precious little, leaving the nest's maintenance chores to the females. Now a group of researchers has shown that when push comes to shove, ...

dateApr 27, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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RIM buys scheduling app Tungle

Canada's Research In Motion (RIM) has bought Tungle, a Canadian company that makes a scheduling application that integrates with existing calendar services.

dateApr 27, 2011 in Business
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MIT class studies Kenyan slum's clinic quandary

(AP) -- The clinic's paperwork carried a common medical symbol - a snake coiling around a wooden rod. But that simple insignia sparked a rumor in Nairobi's largest slum: The U.S.-funded clinic was a center for snake worshipping.

dateApr 27, 2011 in Other
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Researchers take a step toward valleytronics

Valley-based electronics, also known as valleytronics, is one step closer to reality. Two researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have shown that the valley degree of freedom in graphene can be polarized through ...

dateApr 27, 2011 in General Physics
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