Archive: 06/28/2012

NIST goes the distance for the Olympics

( -- In yet another Olympian feat of measurement, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently calibrated a tape that will be used to measure out the distance of this ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in General Physics
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NASA observes the Waldo Canyon Fire, Colorado

NASA satellites continue to provide coverage of the smoke and heat signatures generated from wildfires raging in the western United States. The Waldo Canyon Fire is threatening populated areas, and is located ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in Environment
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NYTimes starts Chinese site; microblogs go offline

(AP) — The New York Times started a Chinese-language website Thursday that generated so much interest in China two of its microblog accounts drew thousands of followers and then were apparently taken offline for several ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in Internet
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Fears, hopes grow for Sony under new president

(AP) — The record 9,000 shareholders that packed Sony's annual meeting was no cause for celebration. After four years of losses and a halving of the share price, some angry investors doubt even a new ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in Business
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