Archive: 10/27/2011

Seaweed records show impact of ocean warming

As the planet continues to warm, it appears that seaweeds may be in especially hot water. New findings reported online on October 27 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, based on herbarium records collected in Aus ...

Oct 27, 2011
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Speedy 3-D X-rays in the operating room

Having an operation always places strain on patients, and this is especially true of complicated operations. Surgeons use 3-D X-rays to check the results before the patient has left the operating room. This does help to avoid ...

Oct 27, 2011
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Apple's next big thing?

Along with revelations about his "thermonuclear war" on Google and funding of non-traditional cancer treatments, Steve Jobs' newly published biography drops a bomb about the next big thing he and Apple were working on.

Oct 27, 2011
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Insects are scared to death of fish

The mere presence of a predator causes enough stress to kill a dragonfly, even when the predator cannot actually get at its prey to eat it, say biologists at the University of Toronto.

Oct 27, 2011
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Google strikes deal to preserve DNA data online

Concerned that the federal government might not keep funding the world's largest free database of genetic data, Google Inc. has forged a deal with a Mountain View, Calif., startup to keep the information online - and free ...

Oct 27, 2011
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Ericsson sells its Sony Ericsson stake to Sony

LM Ericsson and Sony Corp. announced Thursday they will go separate ways as Ericsson sells its 50 percent stake in mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson to Sony for euro1.05 billion ($1.46 billion).

Oct 27, 2011
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Checking criminal records via phone proves popular

Matthew Haindfield's little app is quite revealing. A few minutes with Docket in Your Pocket brought me up to date with the legal scrapes of various acquaintances and left my own sordid record of traffic offenses staring ...

Oct 27, 2011
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Review: AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II

Android is on fire, and Samsung is stoking the flames with the Galaxy S II. It's the fastest selling Android device with 10 million units sold worldwide. Is the Galaxy S II the best current Android phone? ...

Oct 27, 2011
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Patents emerge as significant tech strategy

It seems not a week goes by these days without news of another patent battle or announcement: Microsoft reaching licensing agreements with various device manufacturers. Apple and various handset manufacturers filing suits ...

Oct 27, 2011
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