Archive: 08/7/2009

Whither Redbox? Hollywood studios are conflicted

(AP) -- Hollywood studios are split over Redbox, the $1-per-night DVD rental kiosk company: They could supply it with cheap wholesale discs and ride its massive growth, or starve it in the hopes of preserving ...

Aug 07, 2009
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Debate surrounds new prostate-cancer treatment

CyberKnife radiosurgery -- which uses narrow beams of radiation to kill several types of cancer -- is marketed as a less invasive, more convenient way to treat prostate cancer, a pitch that has proved convincing for about ...

Aug 07, 2009
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NASA Goes Inside a Volcano, Monitors Activity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have placed high-tech "spiders" inside and around the mouth of Mount St. Helens, one of the most active volcanoes in the United States. Networks such as these could one day be used ...

Aug 07, 2009
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Probing Question: Why is the census important?

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all of the people living in the United States and recording basic information such as age, sex, and race. The United States' founders ...

Aug 07, 2009
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