Archive: 5/03/2012

The Earth's new water budget

Investigating the history of water on Earth is critical to understanding the planet's climate. One central question is whether Earth has always had the same amount of water on and surrounding it, the same so-called "water ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Senator seeks US probe of smartphone privacy

A leading US senator called Monday for a government probe into whether smartphone applications used on the Apple and Android platforms can steal private data including photos and address books.

dateMar 05, 2012 in Other
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Study: How to save $800 on a new car

Want to save nearly $800 the next time you purchase a new car? A recently published paper co-authored by Jorge Silva-Risso, an associate professor of marketing at the University of California, Riverside's School of Business ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Economics & Business
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Sawfishes sure can wield a saw (w/ video)

Sawfishes wouldn't be sawfishes if they didn't come equipped with long toothy snouts—their saws. Now, researchers reporting in the March 6 issue of Current Biology, have figured out what they use those saws for, and ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Saving fuel on the buses

Bus and truck companies could cut their fuel bills by more than 7% simply by training their drivers on more efficient driving techniques and offering a financial reward to those who improve fuel economy. A study published ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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