Archive: 07/27/2010

Rebooted Starcraft aims to draw new gamers

Twelve years after Starcraft, one of the highest grossing videogames in history, its makers released a sequel Tuesday in hopes of drawing new fans to its intergalactic adventure.

Jul 27, 2010
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MicroRNAs play a role in cocaine addiction

MicroRNAs, already linked to cancer, heart disease and mental disorders such as schizophrenia, may also be involved in addiction. A team of Rockefeller University neuroscientists has shown that a protein that plays a crucial ...

Jul 27, 2010
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Disney to buy social-gaming site Playdom

(AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. is buying online social-gaming company Playdom for $563.2 million, the latest sign the company is becoming a formidable player in the video-game industry.

Jul 27, 2010
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Chatroulette.com cracking down on perverts

Chatroulette.com is cracking down on unsavory behavior by capturing pictures and Internet addresses of people being naughty at the service that randomly links strangers using live webcams.

Jul 27, 2010
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IceCube spies unexplained pattern of cosmic rays

(PhysOrg.com) -- Though still under construction, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole is already delivering scientific results - including an early finding about a phenomenon the telescope was ...

Jul 27, 2010
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Where do the drugs go?

Drug delivery inside the body is a complicated process. Compounds travel through a maze of aqueous solutions, lipid membranes, and barriers between the blood and tissues like the brain. Research reported in the American Institute ...

Jul 27, 2010
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Cheaper substrates made of oxide materials

Imagine building cheaper electronics on a variety of substrates -- materials like plastic, paper, or fabric. Researchers at Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University have made a discovery that opens this door, allowing them ...

Jul 27, 2010
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