Archive: 22/09/2009

Microsoft's Bing increases US search share

Microsoft's new search engine Bing posted a slight increase in its share of the US search market in August, the third month in a row of modest gains, according to online tracking firm comScore.

dateSep 22, 2009 in Internet
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New Vista of Milky Way Center Unveiled

(PhysOrg.com) -- A dramatic new vista of the center of the Milky Way galaxy from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory exposes new levels of the complexity and intrigue in the Galactic center. The mosaic of 88 Chandra pointings ...

dateSep 22, 2009 in Astronomy
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Robot Floor Tiles Move Beneath Your Feet

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a stroke of odd creativity, Japanese researchers have created robotic blocks that automatically detect where you're walking and position themselves in front of you before you take your next step. As a ...

dateSep 22, 2009 in Robotics weblog
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Solar Home Built by Students

(PhysOrg.com) -- Students from the Boston Architectural College (BAC) and Tufts University have submitted a completely solar-powered home, the Curio House, as New England's entry into the Solar Decathlon competition. The ...

dateSep 22, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech weblog
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The Long and the Short of Acrylate Polymerization

(PhysOrg.com) -- Used in such diverse applications as adhesives, detergents, and super-absorbent disposable diapers, polyacrylates are key polymers, but the mechanisms of their formation are complex and have long been incompletely ...

dateSep 22, 2009 in Polymers
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