Archive: 09/29/2011

'Trade is not a four-letter word'

While many Americans see today’s increasingly competitive global economy as contributing to the nation’s economic woes, UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis argued in a Tuesday talk at MIT that free ...

Sep 29, 2011
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Canadian ice shelves halve in six years

Half of Canada's ancient ice shelves have disappeared in the last six years, researchers have said, with new data showing significant portions melted in the last year alone.

Sep 29, 2011
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Stardust discovered in far-off planetary systems

Searching for extra-solar planets -- which are planets outside of our solar system -- is very popular these days. About 700 planets are known at the moment, a number that is continuously rising due to refined ...

Sep 29, 2011
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La Nina may dampen fall leaf colors

(PhysOrg.com) -- The weather in Pennsylvania this year won't soon be forgotten -- one of the wettest springs ever, followed by a record-breaking dry heat wave in July, followed by the remnants of a hurricane ...

Sep 29, 2011
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All that glitters is not gold

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers developing key new technology electronics like quantum computing or advanced detectors, as well as those studying basic material science and metal surface properties, often find ...

Sep 29, 2011
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I'd love to smash the Ritz...

The riots weren’t funny. Let’s get that straight right from the start. But for those who tuned in on YouTube, they did have some comic moments. In Tottenham, on the opening night, a group of hoodies ...

Sep 29, 2011
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Galaxy caught blowing bubbles

(PhysOrg.com) -- Hubble's famous images of galaxies typically show elegant spirals or soft-edged ellipses. But these neat forms are only representative of large galaxies. Smaller galaxies like the dwarf irregular ...

Sep 29, 2011
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Sexy sons thanks to mom

It is not the superior genes of the father, but the mother's resource investment in the eggs that makes Zebra Finch males particularly attractive. A Swiss-Australian research team lead by evolutionary ecologists ...

Sep 29, 2011
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