Archive: 11/3/2011

Discovering oil at micro level

(PhysOrg.com) -- Getting trapped oil out of porous layers of sandstone and limestone is a tricky and costly operation for energy exploration companies the world over. But now, University of Alberta researchers ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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Custom glass bending

The possible applications for curved glass panels are many and varied – ranging from facades to designer furniture. Researchers have now developed a process which enables the panels to be shaped six times ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Engineering
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Stanford researchers outsmart captcha codes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford researchers say that captcha security codes, asking Internet sign-up users to repeat a string of letters to prove the users are human, can be thwarted, and they have successfully ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Internet report
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Scientists meet to discuss usefulness of GMT

Leading scientists from around the world are meeting in Britain from Thursday to consider a proposal that could eventually see Greenwich Mean Time relegated to a footnote in history.

dateNov 03, 2011 in Other
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Twitter changes business of celebrity endorsements

(AP) -- Rapper Snoop Dogg gave props on Twitter to an ad for the Toyota Sienna minivan. Actress Tori Spelling linked to a website for rental cars. And reality TV star Khloe Kardashian soliloquized about the ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Business
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Lenovo says 1H profit nearly doubled

Lenovo Group, one of the world's leading personal computer manufacturers, reported Wednesday that its profit in the first half of the year nearly doubled on strong emerging market sales.

dateNov 03, 2011 in Business
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