Archive: 09/6/2011

Apple to add stores in booming China market

Apple plans to open its first store in Hong Kong and another in Shanghai by year's end, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, as the maker of the iconic iPhone sets its sights on the booming China market.

dateSep 06, 2011 in Business
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Where's the debris for transiting planets?

For many exoplanet systems that have been discovered by the radial velocity method, astronomers have found excess emission in the infrared portion of the spectrum. This has generally been interpreted as remnants ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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Nuclear energy phase-out is possible

Restructuring the energy system without nuclear power by 2050 is in principle technologically possible and economically manageable. However, it will demand a concerted effort by the whole of society. This ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Before DNA: 20th-century forensics

Historians tend to see the birth of DNA fingerprinting in 1985 as a watershed in forensic investigation - the moment that gave birth to the systematic crime scene analysis we associate with TV programmes like ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Other
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Blazars

(PhysOrg.com) -- A blazar is a galaxy which, like a quasar, has an intensely bright central nucleus containing a supermassive black hole. In a blazar, however, the emitted light sometimes includes extremely ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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1.6 children per woman

For the first time, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research presents corrected birth rates that are considerably higher than the official figures. Researchers also anticipate a reversal in the trend ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Social Sciences
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