Archive: 11/4/2011

US Cellular: We turned down iPhone

(AP) -- U.S. Cellular, the country's sixth-largest cellphone company, says it had the opportunity to carry the iPhone but turned it down because the phone is too expensive.

Nov 04, 2011
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Biodiversity can promote survival on a warming planet

Whether a species can evolve to survive climate change may depend on the biodiversity of its ecological community, according to a new mathematical model that simulates the effect of climate change on plants ...

Nov 04, 2011
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Groupon shares soar after $700 million IPO

Groupon shares soared on Wall Street on Friday after the online daily deals sensation raised $700 million in the biggest initial public offering by an Internet company since Google.

Nov 04, 2011
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Mexican hacker group member freed by cartel: report

A Mexican member of online "hacktivist" group Anonymous was released by the Zetas drug cartel ahead of a threat by the Web group to expose details of the crime ring's activities, Mexican television reported Friday.

Nov 04, 2011
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Russia launches navigation satellites

Russia on Friday successfully launched three satellites for its global navigation system Glonass on a Proton-M rocket from its Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency said.

Nov 04, 2011
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Not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 clones!

Xi-Jun Ren and Yang Xiang from Henan Universities in China, in collaboration with Heng Fan at the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have produced a theory for a quantum cloning machine able to produce ...

Nov 04, 2011
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China opens up military space programme

China is opening up its military-run manned space programme to foreign nations, seeking its own alliances as US concerns see it excluded from the international space station project, analysts say.

Nov 04, 2011
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Nitrogen fertilizers' impact on lawn soils

Nitrogen fertilizers from farm fields often end up in aquatic ecosystems, resulting in water quality problems, such as toxic algae and underwater 'dead zones'. There are concerns that fertilizers used on lawns may also contribute ...

Nov 04, 2011
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Japan computer smashes speed record

A Japanese supercomputer has broken its own record as the world's fastest machine by performing 10 quadrillion calculations per second, its developers announced.

Nov 04, 2011
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