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Verizon adds few contract customers in 1Q

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Verizon Communications Inc., the largest wireless carrier in the country, is finding there's an end to the number of people who'll sign two-year contracts for cell phone...

Crows demonstrate their cleverness with tools (w/ Video)

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- New Zealand scientists studying New Caledonian crows have found they can use three different tools in succession to gain a food treat. The crows are known to solve...

Parties clash over environment policies

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Ed Miliband accuses of Lib Dems of 'ducking' difficult issues at special debate organised by GuardianImportant differences between the major parties on the environment emerged last night, as they clashed over nuclear power,...

Distance-education students utilize computer-mediated communication

8 years ago from Physorg

There has been recent popularity explosion of university distance education courses. Universities increasingly use distance learning courses in an effort to increase enrollments and provide convenient access for students. One...

Consumer preferences for Hawaiian orchids revealed

8 years ago from Physorg

Orchids are the fastest-growing group of potted flowering plants in the United States, outranked only by poinsettias in sales. The wholesale value of potted orchids in the U.S. has risen...

Video: The World's Tallest 'Sky Jump'

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Las Vegas, Nev. Mayor Oscar B. Goodman has recently unveiled the Stratosphere Casino's new 'SkyJump,' which is the tallest of its kind in the entire world, standing 855 feet above...

U.N. stresses better wildfire practices

8 years ago from UPI

ROME, April 21 (UPI) -- Local communities need to take a stronger role in controlling and managing wildfires, the United Nations said in a new management handbook.

Iraqi oil contracts durable, officials say

8 years ago from UPI

BAGHDAD, April 21 (UPI) -- A new Iraqi government faces stiff penalties with international oil companies if it scraps contracts signed under the caretaker administration, officials said.

Scientist's formula backs Germany to win soccer World Cup

8 years ago from Physorg

A university professor has developed a mathematical formula which, he claims, shows Germany will win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa this June.

Baku pressed on Nabucco pipeline

8 years ago from UPI

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 21 (UPI) -- The Nabucco natural gas pipeline to Europe will top the agenda for talks between German and Azeri officials in Baku, German ministers said.

Study reveals flaw in security checks

8 years ago from UPI

DURHAM, N.C., April 21 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a concept known as "satisfaction of search" might be preventing security workers from identifying dangerous contraband.

Siemens in deal for eco-friendly trains

8 years ago from UPI

ERLANGEN, Germany, April 21 (UPI) -- German engineering conglomerate Siemens said it reached an agreement to supply the Austrian Federal Railway with up to 200 eco-friendly passenger trains.

North Caucasus seeks energy relief

8 years ago from UPI

MOSCOW, April 21 (UPI) -- The energy sector in the North Caucasus region is losing money because of a lack of policy and looming debt to Russia, Chechen leaders...

Apple profit spike buoys shares

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Apple sold a record 8.8 million of its popular smartphones in the three months that ended March 27, more than doubling the number sold a year ago.

Sharp Introduces Eight New LED AQUOS TVs with Built-in Blu-ray Disc Recorder

8 years ago from Physorg

Sharp Corporation will introduce into the Japanese market eight models in the DX Series of LED AQUOS LCD TVs with built-in Blu-ray Disc recorders (52V-, 46V-, 40V-, and 32V-inch screen...

Video - IMAX Hubble 3-D: The Director's Take

8 years ago from

Hubble 3-D Director/Producer Toni Myers explains the challenges of movie-making in space for this historic film. A exclusive.

Apple accepts cartoonist's app after all

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Apple did an about-face on Tuesday, accepting an iPhone application from a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist after initially turning it down due to concerns he ridicules public figures.

Tuna mercury levels vary by species

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Consumers wishing to avoid high mercury levels in tuna would do well to buy their sushi at the grocery store rather than at restaurants, according to new research.

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?

8 years ago from Science Blog

SAN JOSE, California--Michael Bledsoe's story begins like that of many other Iraqi war veterans. In 2007, he was chasing insurgents through Anbar province when a roadside bomb exploded, breaking Bledsoe's...

Google: $1.4M on 1Q lobby on China, other issues

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Google Inc. spent $1.4 million in the first quarter to lobby the federal government on everything from its decision to stop censoring search results in China to...

The long road for Haiti

8 years ago from MIT Research

MIT can help rebuild Haiti by sharing its expertise in engineering and urban planning, providing technical training in areas like database management and wireless technology and building relationships with universities in Haiti, Frantz...

Who’s to Blame When Flawed Health Products Are Sold?

8 years ago from NY Times Health

Two doctors in a landmark medical device case are asking who should be held accountable when a company sells a flawed product: the company or the people who run it?

What's Behind Our Love of Curvaceous Cars

8 years ago from Live Science

Human instincts draw us to either curvy models or those with sharp angles. And carmakers cater to one or the other, depending on the era, a new study shows.

World's rarest tree gets some help

8 years ago from Science Blog

The tree species known only as Pennantia baylisiana could be the rarest plant on Earth. In fact, the Guinness Book of World Records once called it that. Just a single...

Toshiba researchers achieve new record bit rate for quantum key distribution

8 years ago from Physorg

The Cambridge Lab of Toshiba Research Europe today announced a major breakthrough that will allow ultra-secure encryption of sensitive data sent by banks, hospitals and government organisations.

Social networking apps for cars to be unveiled at U-M

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Social networking and transportation utility applications for cars are being prototyped in a Cloud Computing in the Commute course taught this semester at the University of Michigan in...

To build brand loyalty, company money better spent on advertisements that go beyond a product's surface-level appeal

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- All advertising dollars are not created equal, according to marketing research at Kansas State University.

Biological Tumor Killers- Oncolytic Viruses

8 years ago from

So much for my commitment to write.... Just as I have started my blog account, my supervisor asked me to write a 10-page review article on his research -due in...