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UK wants Olympic site to rival Silicon Valley

(AP) -- Britain's prime minister wants London's Olympic Park to rival California's Silicon Valley as a place where world leading technology companies can do business, and on Thursday outlined ambitious plans to lure investors ...

Nov 04, 2010
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Winter Olympics Science Notes: Skate Blades

The skates matter. The figure skaters competing in the women's long program tonight at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics would never be able to complete the jumps and spins needed to win gold if they wore ...

Feb 26, 2010
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GE to buy $345 mln of ads from NBC Universal

(AP) -- General Electric Co. has promised to buy at least $345 million in advertising from NBC Universal over five years after selling a controlling stake in the entertainment company to Comcast Corp., according to a regulatory ...

Dec 04, 2009
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Mice run faster on high-grade oil

Between the 1932 and 2008 Olympic Games, world record times of the men's 100m sprint improved by 0.6 seconds. Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology in Austria have shown that an equivalent improvement can ...

Jun 29, 2009
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New research shows just how well the 2012 Games were run

Unique research conducted by a University of Huddersfield professor confirms just how successfully the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were designed, organised and delivered. His findings will reveal to planners ...

Nov 20, 2012
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Maths to turn people's media into national news

Technology will put the power to make news into the hands of ordinary people and revolutionise the way the vast reservoir of the public's digital content is handled thanks to new research, funded by the Engineering and Physical ...

Oct 10, 2012
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