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Apple's Maps fiasco and the mobile arms race

A sense of vindication has most likely spread throughout the headquarters of Google in Mountain View, Calif., after reports surfaced that Apple's new Maps app contained glaring imperfections, such as removing ...

Oct 16, 2012
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Monitoring Mississippi Delta flood from space

As floodwaters roll downstream, earth scientists at the University of Pennsylvania are keeping a watchful eye on the Mississippi Delta using satellite images and measurements of the sea surface in the Gulf ...

May 20, 2011
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The science of decisions

You may not realize it, but you just made a decision: namely, to read (or at least start to read) this article. Why? What process just occurred in your brain to cause you to be reading this sentence right now? How and why ...

Nov 18, 2010
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