Archive: 3/05/2010

Rackspace 1Q profit rises

(AP) -- Rackspace Hosting Inc. said Monday that its first-quarter profit rose as managed hosting revenue climbed.

dateMay 03, 2010 in Business
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Complex software systems -- heal thyself

(PhysOrg.com) -- Software underlies modern life, keeping everything from mobile phone networks functioning to planes in the air, but ensuring increasingly complex systems stay free of faults has become an epic task. What ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Software
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TiVo Is Not Kryptonite for Advertising After All

(PhysOrg.com) -- When digital video recorders (DVRs) like TiVo went mainstream, advertisers assumed the devices’ fast-forward buttons would doom the traditional 30-second TV spot. Most advertisers surveyed said they planned ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Other
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Plumage-color traits more extreme over time

Ever since Darwin, researchers have tried to explain the enormous diversity of plumage colour traits in birds. Now researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are adding something new to this particular field of ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Scientists Explain Why Computers Crash But We Don't

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nature and software engineers face similar design challenges in creating control systems. The different solutions they employ help explain why living organisms tend to malfunction less than computers, a Yale ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Mathematics
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Masses of common quarks are revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- A research group co-founded by Cornell physics professor G. Peter Lepage has calculated the mass of the three lightest and, therefore, most elusive quarks: up, down and strange.

dateMay 03, 2010 in General Physics
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