China online earnings reach 11 billion dollars in 2009

Chinese firms earned nearly 11 billion dollars from their Internet operations last year, a research group said Monday, as the nation with the world's biggest online population becomes more web-savvy.

After Haiti, Worries About Other Big Quakes

In the last several days, while the attention of the world has been focused on the human toll of Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti, scientists have begun to look at the quake's geological toll. What is the danger to populations ...

NASA's ASTER Instrument Observes Haiti Quake Aftermath

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this simulated natural color image of the Port-au-Prince, Haiti, area, Jan. 14, 2010, ...

New light shed on old dispute between Einstein and Bohr

In classical physics there are no uncertainties - the properties of matter on an atomic level are deterministic, that is to say predetermined. The theories of quantum mechanics, however, only say something about how likely ...

Molecular Genealogy in the Arctic Sediment

(PhysOrg.com) -- Heat-loving bacteria found in the Arctic seabed have their origins in oil springs and the depths of the Earth's crust. This is the finding of a project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, which used ...

Pig carcasses could hold key to death puzzle

(PhysOrg.com) -- After five years of studying decomposing pig carcasses, Victoria University (New Zealand) graduate Rachel Parkinson could hold the key to determining the time since death in forensic cases.

If a Tree Falls in the Forest...

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a century of increasing forest fires, hurricanes and plagues, Dr. Ben Bond-Lamberty, a terrestrial ecologist for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, suggests taking a fresh look at modeling carbon's ...

Apple event set for Jan. 27: Will tablet be announced?

Apple has set Jan. 27 as the date for an eagerly awaited announcement, which many analysts are predicting will involve a new multimedia tablet from the Cupertino company known for its iPhones, iPods and Macs.

Number of free, noncredit courses on Web increasing

A stay-at-home mom in Maine. A physics teacher in an under-supplied school in Quito, Ecuador. A food-service-supply salesman in Lancaster, Pa., laid up for months with little to do after a hang-gliding accident. And two out-of-work ...

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