Archive: 4/05/2012

Textbook rentals a growing trend in higher education

ntil recently, when it came to buying textbooks, there really were only two primary options for the nation’s college students: new or used, and used only sometimes. However, over the past few years, there has been a ...

dateMay 04, 2012 in Internet
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A NASA weather 'Eye in the Sky' marks 10 years

For 10 years, it has silently swooped through space in its orbital perch 438 miles (705 kilometers) above Earth, its nearly 2,400 spectral "eyes" peering into Earth's atmosphere, watching. But there's nothing alien about ...

dateMay 04, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Rules of attraction

Nicholas Christakis, whose research has shown how everything from obesity to smoking to happiness spreads through social networks, said Monday that the human ability to form lasting relationships results from a trade-off ...

dateMay 04, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Simplicity and quantum complexity

Simulations of reality would require less memory on a quantum computer than on a classical computer, new research from scientists at the University of Bristol, published in Nature Communications, has shown.

dateMay 04, 2012 in Quantum Physics
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