Archive: 07/27/2012

Apple buying AuthenTec for about $356 million

(AP) — Apple has agreed to buy fingerprint reader AuthenTec Inc. for approximately $356 million as the maker of iPhones and iPads looks to strengthen its digital security capabilities.

Jul 27, 2012
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Computers can predict effects of HIV policies

Policymakers struggling to stop the spread of HIV grapple with "what if" questions on the scale of millions of people and decades of time. They need a way to predict the impact of many potential interventions, ...

Jul 27, 2012
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'Diving board' sensors key to DNA detection

A tiny vibrating cantilever sensor could soon help doctors and field clinicians quickly detect harmful toxins, bacteria and even indicators of certain types of cancer from small samples of blood or urine. Researchers from ...

Jul 27, 2012
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Turbulences at a standstill

For theoretical physicist Dima Shepelyansky from the CNRS-University of Toulouse, France, devising models of chaos and turbulence is his bread and butter. In a recent study published in European Physical Journal B, he pre ...

Jul 27, 2012
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Mercury's many colors

Although composited from expanded wavelengths of light, this wide-angle image from NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft shows the amazing variation of colors and tones to be found on Mercury’s Sun-scoured ...

Jul 27, 2012
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