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Ultrafast substorm auroras explained (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- From time to time, sudden releases of energy in Earth's magnetosphere lead to major disturbances that result in bright auroral displays over the planet's polar regions. These auroras are caused by a phenomenon ...

Sep 06, 2011
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Oracle buys 'cloud' service firm RightNow

Enterprise software giant Oracle said Monday it had struck a deal to buy RightNow Technologies, which helps companies manage their cloud computing activities, for $1.5 billion.

Oct 24, 2011
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EU eyes a cloud computing heaven

With the cloud computing business still in its relatively early days, the European Union moved on Thursday to secure a toehold in a potentially lucrative market it says could deliver 2.5 million new jobs.

Sep 27, 2012
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Locking down the cloud

A software re-encryption system could allow users to pay for and run applications "in the cloud" without revealing their identity to the cloud host. The same approach would also allow the software providers to lock out malicious ...

Nov 08, 2013
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NEC introduces the PaPeRo petit robot

(Phys.org) —Japan's portfolio of robot creations has become well known as a versatile one that includes personal home robots which, in appearance as well as functions, can motivate humans to like spending ...

Nov 13, 2013 weblog
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Sun Microsystems to offer 'public cloud' service

(AP) -- Taking a cue from Amazon.com, Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to launch its own "public cloud" service, which will let everyone from big-time corporations to dorm-room entrepreneurs run their businesses on Sun's computers ...

Mar 18, 2009
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