Archive: 06/29/2011

Clocking Neptune's spin

(PhysOrg.com) -- By tracking atmospheric features on Neptune, a UA planetary scientist has accurately determined the planet's rotation, a feat that had not been previously achieved for any of the gas planets ...

dateJun 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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Airplane deployed to monitor air over NM fire

(AP) -- The government sent a plane equipped with radiation monitors over the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory Wednesday as a 110-square-mile wildfire burned at its doorstep, putting thousands of scientific ...

dateJun 29, 2011 in Environment
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Lung cancer scans: False alarms amid lives saved

(AP) -- Full results of a big study that showed some smokers' lives could be saved by screening with lung scans now reveal more clearly what the risks are: There's a good chance of a false alarm.

dateJun 29, 2011 in Cancer
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Battle brewing over control of personal data online

Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., Facebook Inc. and other Internet companies have made billions of dollars tracking people's online movements and using that data to target advertising based on their prediction of what a person might ...

dateJun 29, 2011 in Internet
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Facebook hires iPhone, PS3 hacker 'Geohot'

Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that it has hired George Hotz, a celebrated hacker known as "GeoHot" who was sued by Sony for hacking the Japanese company's PlayStation 3 game console.

dateJun 29, 2011 in Internet
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NY man who claims Facebook stake gets new lawyer

(AP) -- A New York man suing Mark Zuckerberg for a stake in Facebook has changed attorneys as the multibillion-dollar social media company pushes for access to a contract and emails that form the basis of his case - documents ...

dateJun 29, 2011 in Business
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