Archive: 06/7/2013

Making sense of patterns in the Twitterverse

If you think keeping up with what's happening via Twitter, Facebook and other social media is like drinking from a fire hose, multiply that by 7 billion – and you'll have a sense of what Court Corley wakes up to every morning.

dateJun 07, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Nematodes encapsulated to better battle corn pests

Each spring, the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera) awakens from its winter slumber to wreak havoc on corn crops across the United States. The pest emerges in larval form, hatching from small white ...

dateJun 07, 2013 in Ecology
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OLED brings out the shine

Screens made of organic light diodes promise unfathomable possibilities. Yet high production costs often prevent their widespread use. A new kind of production saves not only costs, but also improves the ...

dateJun 07, 2013 in Engineering
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US declassifies phone program details after uproar (Update 3)

The disclosure of the U.S. government's massive collection of Americans' phone records and foreigners' internet use has ignited a fierce uproar, prompting the top U.S. intelligence official to declassify key details about a secret surveillance program in a rare move meant to ...

dateJun 07, 2013 in Other
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The floodwaters of Mars

(Phys.org) —Dramatic flood events carved this impressive channel system on Mars covering 1.55 million square kilometres, shown here in a stunning new mosaic from ESA's Mars Express.

dateJun 07, 2013 in Space Exploration
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