Archive: 05/3/2013

Apple gains in US smartphone market

Industry tracker comScore on Friday reported that Apple gained ground in the US smartphone market, nibbling into the lead held by handsets powered by Google's Android software.

dateMay 03, 2013 in Business
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NASA sees sun emit mid-level flare

(Phys.org) —The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 1:32 pm EDT on May 3, 2013. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere ...

dateMay 03, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Hotmail is dead as Outlook.com takes over

Microsoft's Hotmail, the free webmail service used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, was phased out Friday, as the US tech giant completed a rebranding to Outlook.com.

dateMay 03, 2013 in Internet
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NASA image: Fires in Eastern Russia

Fires in eastern Russia are commonplace at this time of year. Both wildfires and those deliberately set for agricultural purposes are often seen in the Amur region of Russia. This image from the Aqua satellite ...

dateMay 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Agricultural fires dot Mexico

In Guerrero, Oaxaca, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco regions (as well as others in the Yucatan Peninsula) of Mexico hundreds of fires were detected by the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite. The location, ...

dateMay 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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