Archive: 05/30/2012

Facebook launches Mideast office in Dubai

(AP) — Facebook Inc. launched its first office in the Arab world Wednesday, aiming to drum up new advertising business from Dubai as investors fret over its struggling share price.

dateMay 30, 2012 in Business
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Time is ticking for some crop's wild relatives

A botanist brings a species of alfalfa from Siberia, to the United States. His hope? The plant survives, and leads to a new winter-hardy alfalfa. But what also happened during this time in the late 1800's, isn't just a story ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Move over pie charts, here come FatFonts

(Phys.org) -- Researchers in the computer science department at the University of Calgary have developed a new font for numbers that represent their relative value. Unlike the usual numeric typefaces, the ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Other
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DNA strands create tiniest Smileys

Harvard University scientists on Wednesday said they had created Smileys, Chinese characters and card-game symbols at scales of billionths of a metre using strands of DNA.

dateMay 30, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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