Archive: 05/3/2010

Users believe electronic cigarettes can help you quit

Electronic cigarettes, or 'E-cigarettes', are used mainly to quit smoking, and may be useful for this purpose. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health polled 81 users and former users of the device ...

May 03, 2010
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Rackspace 1Q profit rises

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

May 03, 2010
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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 ...

May 03, 2010
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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 ...

May 03, 2010
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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 ...

May 03, 2010
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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.

May 03, 2010
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