Archive: 04/30/2012

Jarid2 may break the Polycomb silence

Historically, fly and human Polycomb proteins were considered textbook exemplars of transcriptional repressors, or proteins that silence the process by which DNA gives rise to new proteins. Now, work by a ...

Apr 30, 2012
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SNOPA to employers seeking passwords: Access denied

(Phys.org) -- A Bill has been introduced in Washington to stop employers and schools from demanding access to people’s social network accounts. On Friday, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) presented SNOPA, which ...

Apr 30, 2012 report
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Researchers develop new method to measure IT quality

Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Management have proposed a better way of measuring the capabilities of IT service providers in a study recently published in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Apr 30, 2012
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What online social networks may know about non-members

(Phys.org) -- What can social networks on the internet know about persons who are friends of members, but have no user profile of their own? Researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing of Heidelberg ...

Apr 30, 2012
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Courtship in the cricket world

Everyone wants to present themselves in the best light - especially when it comes to finding a partner. Some rely on supplying honest information about their attributes while others exaggerate for good effect. A new study ...

Apr 30, 2012
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A 100-gigbit highway for science

Climate researchers are producing some of the fastest growing datasets in science. Five years ago, the amount of information generated for the Nobel Prize-winning United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...

Apr 30, 2012
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1Q US home video spending up 2.5 percent

(AP) -- American spending on home videos rose 2.5 percent to $4.45 billion in the first quarter as the increasing popularity of subscription streaming plans and Blu-ray discs made up for falling DVD sales.

Apr 30, 2012
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