News tagged with natural phenomena

Model describes Web page popularity

( -- How do some Web pages become popular? In a recent study, researchers have analyzed Wikipedia articles and a collection of all the Web pages of Chile to better understand the dynamics of online popularity. ...

dateOct 20, 2010 in General Physics feature
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Multiple factors contribute to flooding

Extreme events, such as floods or droughts, are caused by multiple factors - and must therefore be studied from many different perspectives. This is what international experts on water and climate research call for in the ...

dateSep 27, 2010 in Environment
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Court rules against inventors in patent case

(AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday refused to weigh in on whether software, online-shopping techniques and medical diagnostic tests can be patented, saying only that inventors' request for protection of a method of hedging ...

dateJun 28, 2010 in Business
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Testing relativity in the lab

Even Albert Einstein might have been impressed. His theory of general relativity, which describes how the gravity of a massive object, such as a star, can curve space and time, has been successfully used to predict such astronomical ...

dateJul 20, 2009 in General Physics
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