Archive: 10/5/2011

Puzzling comet composition solved?

For years comets have mystified scientists with their compositions that appear to have formed in both warm and cold environments, rather than in one location of a uniform temperature. But new research shows ...

Oct 05, 2011
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Take control of your phone's sensors

For several years, the Human Dynamics research group at the MIT Media Lab has been using the standard sensors in smartphones to collect data about people’s social interactions, drawing surprising conclusions ...

Oct 05, 2011
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Were martian rocks weathered by water?

There are many ways rocks can be textured. Wind erosion, water erosion, the escape of volcanic gases during their formation (in the case of igneous rocks)… all these forces can create the pitted textures ...

Oct 05, 2011
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Bringing Chrome to Android more than wishful thinking

(PhysOrg.com) -- The first version of Chrome for Android should be just around the corner, according to ConceivablyTech. “Google is heading toward the finish line for the first release of Chrome for Android,” ...

Oct 05, 2011 weblog
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Disney plans more 3D remakes after 'Lion King'

Disney plans to release 3D versions of four more classic movies, including "Finding Nemo" and "The Little Mermaid," after the success of the revived "The Lion King," the studio announced Tuesday.

Oct 05, 2011
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Samsung seeks sales ban on new iPhone

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it would seek a ban in France and Italy on sales of Apple's newly released iPhone, in the latest round of its legal battle with the US technology giant.

Oct 05, 2011
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Laser pioneer or electrochemist for Nobel?

(AP) -- Americans William Moerner, Allen Bard and Richard Zare could be among the potential candidates when the Nobel Prize in chemistry is announced Wednesday.

Oct 05, 2011
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Most ancient supernovas discovered

Supernovas -- stars in the process of exploding -- open a window onto the history of the elements of Earth's periodic table as well as the history of the universe. All of those heavier than oxygen were formed ...

Oct 05, 2011
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