Archive: 01/5/2012

More 'hollowed ground' on Mercury

The latest featured image from NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft, soon to complete its first year in orbit around Mercury, shows the central peak of the 78-mile (138-km) – wide crater Eminescu surrounded ...

Jan 05, 2012
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Barnes & Noble falls on guidance cut, Nook review

(AP) -- Barnes & Noble is considering options for its quickly growing but expensive Nook e-book reading business, its latest attempt to regain profitability as the publishing industry adapts to the rising ...

Jan 05, 2012
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NPL and SUERC calibrate a 'rock clock'

New research by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) will improve the accuracy of estimates of the time of geological events. The work centres on the calibration ...

Jan 05, 2012
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Nanocrystals make dentures shine

German chemists succeeded in producing a new kind of glass-ceramic with a nanocrystalline structure, which seems to be well suited to be used in dentistry due to their high strength and its optical characteristics. ...

Jan 05, 2012
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New Yahoo CEO can't afford to dawdle on to-do list

(AP) -- When he takes over as Yahoo's CEO next week, Scott Thompson will be under more intense scrutiny than he faced the past three years while crafting PayPal's online payments service into one of the crown jewels in eBay ...

Jan 05, 2012
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