Archive: 12/9/2009

AOL going public after Time Warner divorce

AOL finalized its divorce from Time Warner on Wednesday, ending one of the most disastrous marriages in corporate history and leaving the Internet pioneer facing an uncertain future.

dateDec 09, 2009 in Business
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Students Hone Engineering Skills in Robotics

(PhysOrg.com) -- Robots have fascinated future engineers for generations. Recently, a group of young students had an opportunity to design and build their own robots using LEGOs, the popular plastic pieces ...

dateDec 09, 2009 in Other
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Climate change turns up heat on mushrooms

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have discovered that spring-fruiting fungi, including the morel and St George’s mushroom are fruiting nearly three weeks earlier than they did 50 years ago.

dateDec 09, 2009 in Ecology
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Disagreement Over Mammography Task Force Study

When a government-appointed panel of experts released new guidelines last month calling for fewer routine mammograms, they were met with public confusion, political outrage, and a media storm that left women ...

dateDec 09, 2009 in Cancer
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Fermi sees brightest-ever blazar flare

(PhysOrg.com) -- A galaxy located billions of light-years away is commanding the attention of NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and astronomers around the globe. Thanks to a series of flares that began ...

dateDec 09, 2009 in Astronomy
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How to encourage big ideas

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study suggests certain types of funding -- which provide more freedom and focus less on near-term results -- lead to more innovative and influential research.

dateDec 09, 2009 in Economics & Business
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