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Feb 1, 2012

LATEST World News, Feb 01, 2012

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Weds Feb 1
Reuters
LONDON Feb 1 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index was seen opening up 10-20 points, or as much as 0.4 percent on Wednesday, the first session of a new month, according to financial bookmakers, tracking a recovery from lows on Wall Street and helped by ...
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Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton will open Feb. 5 Super Bowl with patriotic duet
Examiner.com
5 from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis when country stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton mark their first TV performance since theirheadline-grabbing nuptials last May. News of the Super Bowl XLVI performance was made via a Jan. 31 report from ...
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Dallas Fashion Designer Turns $500, One Sewing Machine into Multimillion ...
Sacramento Bee
By Abi Ferrin Designs DALLAS, Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- When Dallas native Abi Ferrin launched her fashion design business in 2006 with $500, a single sewing machine and a mission—to help women overcome the notion they must suffer in ...
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West Coast Chill to Launch the World's First Self-Chilling Beverage
Sacramento Bee
By West Coast Chill, Inc. IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph Company International will launch the World's FIRST Self-Chilling Beverage Can through licensing under the brand name "West Coast Chill." The Ice Age Is Over and the ...
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U.S. News & World Report Announces 2012 Best Cars for Families
Sacramento Bee
By US News & World Report WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- US News Best Cars, one of the most influential and trusted sources for car rankings and reviews, announced today the 2012 Best Cars for Families Awards, ...
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Sabra Introduces New Hummus Flavors Inspired by Gardens of the World
Sacramento Bee
By Sabra Dipping Company, LLC WHITE PLAINS, NY, Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Sabra Dipping Company, the country's leading hummus manufacturer, today unveiled a new line of Garden Variety hummus in two flavors, Southwest and Tuscan Herb.
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World's Most Expensive Valentine's Gift Being Auctioned for Charity
Sacramento Bee
By Alex Carroll SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Alex Carroll is auctioning what is apparently the world's oldest timepiece this Valentine's Day, along with what may be the world's rarest necklace, and hopes to raise millions for ...
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ETS Acquires MyCollegei to Establish LikeLive Video Interviewing Platform
Sacramento Bee
By Educational Testing Service PRINCETON, NJ, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS), theworld's leading measurement and research organization, has established LikeLive, a video interviewing platform, ...
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Axion Power Announces Registered Direct Common Stock Offering of up to $10.0 ...
Sacramento Bee
By Axion Power International, Inc. NEW CASTLE, Pa., Feb. 1 , 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Axion Power International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AXPW) ("Axion" or "the Company"), the developer of advanced leadcarbon PbC® batteries and energy storage systems, ...
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On Digital Learning Day, iNACOL Focuses on Top Policy Needs
Sacramento Bee
By The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) VIENNA, Va., Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark Digital Learning Day (February 1), the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) today highlights the ...
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Mobile Business Intelligence Entering the Mainstream Through Apps
Sacramento Bee
By Jaspersoft SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Jaspersoft, the world's most widely used business intelligence (BI) platform, today revealed how enterprises are both realizing the benefits of mobile BI and looking to deploy it in 2012.
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Teradata Named Best in Class in Business Intelligence and Demand Data Analysis
Sacramento Bee
By Teradata ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the world's leading analytic data solutions company, has again been named to the Best in Class Top List of Providers by Consumer Goods Technology magazine.
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Alaska Airlines and Starbucks Team Up to Serve Freshly Brewed Coffee Onboard
Sacramento Bee
By Alaska Airlines SEATTLE, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines begins serving freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee today to customers onboard all flights. "We're proud to offer customers premium coffee from theworld's most well-known coffee ...
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PR Newswire Joins Forces with 3BL Media to Expand CSR & Sustainability News ...
Sacramento Bee
1, 2012 -- NORTHAMPTON, Mass. and NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire, the global leader of innovative marketing and communications solutions, and 3BL Media, the leading distributor of CSR and sustainability news and content, ...
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Thompson & Knight Names Emily Parker as Managing Partner
Sacramento Bee
By Thompson & Knight LLP DALLAS, Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Emily A. Parker has been named Managing Partner of the Firm effective February 15. Parker, the first female attorney ...
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Ruffino Expands Portfolio With Moscato d'Asti
Sacramento Bee
By Ruffino SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Ruffino, the trusted Italian winery founded in Tuscany in 1877, announces the debut of its vintage Moscato d'Asti DOCG. The release of the 2011 bottling represents the first sweet, ...
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Hershey Will Offer Certified Chocolate Following Consumer-Driven Campaign
Sacramento Bee
By Green America, Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 -- Company announces new commitment to buying Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa after hearing from over 100000 consumers; takes first step to addressing child labor WASHINGTON, Feb.
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Innovator Capital Joins Forces With the Nobel Sustainability Trust to Present ...
Sacramento Bee
1, 2012 -- LONDON, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovator Capital announced today that it will co-host CleanEquity Monaco 2012, the established emerging cleantech event on 28th- 30th March, with the Nobel Sustainability Trust and the Principality of ...
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Job Hunt on the Go: New Robert Half Mobile App Makes Search for Work Easier
Sacramento Bee
By Robert Half International MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Half recently launched a new mobile application, enabling job seekers to search for available positions in their fields using their Apple iPhone or Android smart ...
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Volkswagen Reports 47.9 Percent Increase in January U.S. Sales
Sacramento Bee
By Volkswagen of America, Inc. HERNDON, Va., Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported27209 units sold in January, a 47.9 percent increase over prior year sales. "We ended 2011 strong and are seeing the momentum ...
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MusclePharm Retains Investment Banking Firm National Securities Corporation
Sacramento Bee
By MusclePharm Corporation DENVER, Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- MusclePharm Corporation, a Nevada corporation ("MusclePharm" or the "Company") (OTCBB: MSLP.OB), an expanding US nutritional supplement company, is pleased to announce that it has ...
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CA Technologies Announces Winners of CA AppLogic Partner Awards
Sacramento Bee
By CA Technologies ISLANDIA, NY, Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) unveiled the five winners of its first annual CA AppLogic Partner Awards at "Accelerate the Cloud Miami 2012," a CA Technologies MSP Symposium event.
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ASM Instrumental in Warsaw Modlin Airport Success Story
Sacramento Bee
By Airport Strategy & Marketing MANCHESTER, England, Feb. 1, 2012 -- MANCHESTER, England, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Airport Strategy & Marketing(ASM), a UBM Aviation brand, revealed today its role in helping the new Warsaw Modlin Airport (Warsaw, ...
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Trafalgar's Be My Guest Experiences Featured in O Magazine and Recommended by...
Sacramento Bee
By Trafalgar ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 -- ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com) is thrilled to receive a featured recommendation for their Be My Guest dining experiences from the editors of both O Magazine and ...
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The Center for Public Policy Innovation Publishes Special Report on Restoring ...
Sacramento Bee
By The Center for Public Policy Innovation WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI), a not-for-profit educational think tank, published a special reportentitled, "Restoring US ...
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DuPont and Suntech Sign Strategic Agreement
Sacramento Bee
By DuPont WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont and Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar panels, have signed a strategic agreement to help increase the supply of photovoltaic materials ...
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TCS Ranked a Leader in Canadian SAP Implementation Ecosystem in an IDC ...
Sacramento Bee
By Tata Consultancy Services MUMBAI, India, Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced today that it has been designated as a ...
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NAFA Announces Endorsement of Utilimarc Fleet Benchmarking Products
Sacramento Bee
By NAFA Fleet Management Association PRINCETON, NJ, Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- It's said that knowledge is power, but for fleet professionals knowledge means dollars and cents as well. Fleet managers seek quality benchmarking data to compare how ...
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AAA Chicago Travel Experts Offer Five Cruise Safety Tips
Sacramento Bee
By AAA Chicago AURORA, Ill., Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- AAA Travel cruise experts say cruising remains a popular choice for North American vacationers. More than 16 million cruise passengers sailed the world'swaterways last year, according to the ...
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Courvoisier Announces C by Courvoisier®
Sacramento Bee
By Beam Inc. DEERFIELD, Ill., Feb. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Courvoisier, the cognac house of Beam Inc. (NYSE:BEAM), announced today the addition of C by Courvoisier® to its award-winning portfolio. A bold, revolutionary cognac, C by Courvoisier is ...
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ETF Headline Watch: Feb. 1, 2012: (QQQ, XLF, AMZN, BAC)
By Wall Street Sector Selector Staff
ETF Headline Watch: Feb1, 2012: (XLK, QQQ, XLF. ETFs makingheadlines on first day of February centered in technology and financial sectors. ETFs worth watching today are found in technology and financial sectors as big name companies including Amazon, Facebook, ...PowerShares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) PowerShares QQQ Trust gained 1% in afternoon trading as major names like Amazon and Facebook made news. ... Click here for a FREE trial of Stock World Weekly!
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NewsDaily: Chrysler reports full-year profit on strong U.S. sales
By Bernie Woodall
DETROIT, Feb1, 2012 (Reuters) — U.S. automaker Chrysler Group LLC swung to a full-year net income of $183 million on Wednesday, and made the bold prediction that profit would be eight times higher in 2012, on strong sales in its main U.S. market. Model Tiffany Stone stands next to the Chrysler 700 C concept van as it is displayed on the final press preview day for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 10, 2012. .... More Top News ...
NewsDaily: Top Headlines
Ricky Barnes, David Feherty, Ryan Longwell and Jerome Bettis ...
By markn
... Bettis headline Morning Drive guests this week. Morning Drive (Feb1-3) Live, All Times Eastern) Live Airings: Wednesday-Friday, 7-9 a.m.. Hosts: Erik Kuselias and Gary Williams (Frank Nobilo co-hosting Friday) NewsUpdates: Holly Sonders ... Thursday, Feb. 2. John Feinstein- Golf Channel Contributor Annika Sorenstam- World Golf and LPGA Hall of Famer Ryan Longwell – Minnesota Vikings Placekicker. Friday, Feb. 3 (Frank Nobilo Co-Hosting) Jason Sobel- GolfChannel .com ...
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World News - Amy Winehouse death verdict could be unlawful
By msnbc.com staff and news services
Story updated 1:15 p.m. ET: The local authority, Camden Council, said it was confident Reid "had made an error in good faith" when he appointed his wife, but said the matter was being investigated by Britain's Office for Judicial Complaints. Story published 11:30 a.m.. ... The full statement issued by Reid on Wednesday was reported in north London newspaper, the Camden New Journal. It read: "I appointed my wife as an ... #1 - Wed Feb 1, 2012 12:10 PM EST. Comment author avatar ...
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Headline News | Outcome Magazine
Online News Source | National and World headlines. ... given a fair trial prior to sentencing in May 2010, the Press Trust of India reported. ...February 1, 20120 ...
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Feb 1: News Headlines « News « Pakistan TV
12:09 am - Thursday February 2, 2012. breaking: Feb 1: Nuqta-e-Nazar 02.02. 2012 | 0 ... Feb 1: News Headlines. Written by shahiditc | February 1, 2012 | 0 ...
getpakistan.tv/2012/02/feb-1-news-headlines/
Pakistan Condemns NATO Report; Denies Aiding ... - Defense News
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan hit out angrily on Feb. 1 at a leaked NATO reportaccusing its spies of secretly aiding the Afghan Taliban, saying that pre-dawn air ...
www.defensenews.com/.../Pakistan-Condemns-NATO-Report-...
5 years after headlines, SC monks grow mushrooms ...
Find the latest national, world and local NJ news from the Associated Press. ... 5 years after headlines, SC monks grow mushrooms. Feb. 1, 2012, 1:54 p.m. EST ... 31, 2012, 12:15 p.m. EST; Special Report: York County Schools See Smaller ...
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Nur Otan expelling Zhanaozen party members thriving on corruption ...
News Headlines from Russia, Central Asia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan – Interfax Europe · News RSS. The original source in news reporting around the globe ... Kyiv, February 1 (Ukraine News) – The World Bank has announced the ...
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Geo News Headlines- February 1, 2012-2100 – Pakistan Time
Geo News Headlines- February 1, 2012-2100 · Four UK men plead guilty in London bomb plot · Geo News Report- Shahbaz Sharif Talks to Media-February 1, ...
www.pakistantime.net/.../geo-news-headlines-february-1-2012...
Report: China opposes 'forced regime change'... JPost - Headlines
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 8 Shevat, 5772 ... of civilians, because it violates basic norms " guiding international relations", state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday.
www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=255966
UPDATE 1-Absa sees FY earnings up by as much as 22 pct ...
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Absa Group, the South African lender majority owned ... to report an increase of between 18 and 22 percent in diluted headline ... news, world news, business news, technology news,headline news, small ...
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Credit union's annual meeting set for Feb. 1 | Appleton Post ...
Credit union's annual meeting set for Feb. 1 ... The News-Record ...Capital's president and CEO Alan M. Zierler will report on the credit union's assets, loans and performance in ... ADVERTISEMENT. Most Popular; Most Commented; More Headlines. 1 ... Super Kids Save the World special exhibit at The Building for Kids ...
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Local Headlines — 2/1/12 | MI News 26
The Cadillac News reports while it was dark at the time of the robberies, people were coming in and out of the ... World Headlines — 2/1/12 ...February 11, 2012: ...
www.minews26.com/content/?p=13629
UP: Gandhi family to hit poll trail from Feb 1 - Breaking News Online
Breaking News Online covers latest news headlines, World news, UK and USA news, India ... UP: Gandhi family ranking tο reliable inquiry trail startingFeb 1 ...
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DISCOVERIES News, Feb 01, 2012


Discoveries

Scientist Recounts Superconductivity Discovery
Newswise (press release)
That discovery sparked renewed interest in laboratories around the world, including Dr. MK Wu's physics lab at UAHuntsville. Wu, Ashburn and graduate student CJ Torng were working on a NASA research project, studying possible metal alloys to be ...
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George and John's Excellent Adventures in Quantum Entanglement [Video]
Scientific American (blog)
One of the most important discoveries ever made, entanglement is fairly straightforward to describe, but has yet to be understood in any serious way. Physicists have barely even gotten over their amazement that the phenomenon even exists.
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Scientific American (blog)
Life after Tevatron: Fermilab Still Kicking Even Though It Is No Longer Top Gun
Scientific American (blog)
The collider's physics breakthroughs, including the 1995 discovery of the top quark, were so eminent that it was easy to think of the Tevatron and its host institution as one and the same. But even though protons and antiprotons no longer course ...
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Scientific American (blog)
Graphene creator in new discovery
The Press Association
In 2010, University of Manchester professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won the physics Nobel prize for work that involved producing flakes of graphene using sticky tape. Both received knighthoods in the New Year Honours List.
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Eleventh Annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences Awarded to Dr. Michael ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The transport of this intracellular cargo is achieved by molecular motor proteins, such as myosin and kinesin, which provide force and movement through the conversionchemical energy (ATP) into mechanical energy. Molecular motor proteins move along...
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Marker to be placed Sunday at UAH to commemorate historical discovery
al.com (blog)
By Paul Gattis, The Huntsville Times HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- As the University of Alabama in Huntsville celebrates the 25th anniversary of a world-class discovery on campus, a marker will be erected to commemorate the event. UAH announced today it had ...
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HemoShear Expands Scientific Leadership Team
Sacramento Bee
31 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- HemoShear LLC, a biotechnology research company and leading developer of human and animal cell-based surrogate systems for discoveryand assessment of new drug compounds, announced today the appointment of Robert A. Figler, ...
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Michio Kaku: String Theory Is The Only Game In Town
Big Think
http://bigthink.com/ideas/42125 Dr. Kaku addresses the question of whether the so-called Higgs-Boson, or God particle has been overhyped, and what its discovery would mean for physics.
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Scientists create first atomic x-ray laser, opening door to new range of ...
InMenlo
by Mike Ross on January 27, 2012 Scientists working at Menlo Park-based SLAC have created the shortest, purest X-ray laser pulses ever achieved, fulfilling a 45-year-old prediction and opening the door to a new range of scientific discovery.
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InMenlo
Rendezvous with our origins
Nation on Sunday
The Nation was able to rendezvous with the origin of the universe through her expertise in the 'chemical tagging' of stars. Q: Where did you have your primary and secondary education? I was born in Sri Lanka in 1981 and went to Agamathi Balika ...
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Nation on Sunday
Electron Activity During Solar Storm Explained In New Research
Huffington Post
UCLA researchers have published a paper in Nature Physics that uses data from a 2011 storm to answer a long-disputed question about the dangerous high-energy particles that surround our planet. The Van Allen radiation belt, where the observations were ...
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Oliver resident shows his smarts on Discovery Channel
Pentiction Western News
The carpenter will be making his television debut in the Discovery Channel's ultimate battle of brains and brawn in Canada's Greatest Know-It-All competition tonight. He will be testing himself against 10 of Canada's self-proclaimed smarties.
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The neuroscience of happiness
Salon
New discoveries are shedding light on the activities that make us happy. An expert explains By Lucy McKeon They say money can't buy happiness. But can a better understanding of your brain? As recent breakthroughs in cognitive science break new ground ...
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Salon
Seeing Stellar Explosions with Shallow Water
Physics
In a novel attempt to understand the dynamics of the stalled accretion shock, Thierry Foglizzo at CEA-Saclay, France, and colleagues [1] report in Physical Review Letters their experimental analog based on the behavior of shallow water.
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Cell's mechanical changes nudge cancer
Futurity: Research News
(Credit: Sebastian Kaulitzki / Shutterstock) U. TEXAS-AUSTIN (US) — Mechanical property changes in cells may be responsible for the progression of cancer—adiscovery that could pave the way for new ways to predict, treat, and prevent the disease.
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A New CMS Result On Quarkonium Suppression
Science 2.0
I am an experimental particle physicist working with the CMS experiment at CERN and the CDF experiment at Fermilab. In my spare time I play chess... The CMS Collaboration has just released the results of a deep study of their sample of lead-lead ...
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NASA's Kepler Announces 11 New Planetary Systems
Clarksville Online
These discoveries nearly double the number of verified Kepler planets and triple the number of stars known to have more than one planet that transits, or passes in front of, the star. Such systems will help astronomers better understand how planets ...
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Protein's arm controls iron-sulfur cluster
Futurity: Research News
“We scrutinize proteins with an unconventional approach,” says José Onuchic, professor of physics and astronomy and co-director of the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics at Rice University. “We use biophysics to probe biology rather than the ...
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The Care And Feeding Of Black Holes And 10 Billion Year Old Galaxies
SatNews Publishers
The team is composed of Ryan C. Hickox (Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA; Department of Physics, Durham University (DU); STFC Postdoctoral Fellow, UK), JL Wardlow (Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of California at Irvine, USA; Department of ...
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SatNews Publishers
Derivatives: The Anti-Money
CFA Institute Enterprising Investor (blog)
For physicists, its discovery is a big deal as it promises to complete the Standard Model theory of physics creating a vital link between matter and anti-matter. For researchers at CFA Institute, the Higgs boson discovery is interesting because it ...
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CFA Institute Enterprising Investor (blog)
Fox Davies Capital Update featuring Discovery Metals, Archipelago Resources ...
Stockopedia
Discovery Metals (LON:DME) Limited (HOLD, 106p) (DME LN, 103.5p, ▼ 4.17%) announced that it has applied to the London Stock Exchange for the cancellation of trading in the Company's securities on AIM. It is anticipated that the last day of dealings on ...
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Stockopedia
Highly inventive behaviour patterns
CPA Global
Physics and mathematics at Austria's fabled Graz Polytechnic; philosophy at the University of Prague; a string of electrical engineering posts in Budapest, Hungary, France and Germany; a US move in 1884 to work for no less a figure than Thomas Edison ...
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CPA Global
Compact X-Ray Technology Holds Promise for Medical Imaging
Diagnostic Imaging
By Mike Bassett | January 25, 2012 A little more than three years ago, a group ofphysicists at the University of California Los Angeles made a rather startlingdiscovery: Peeling sticky tape in a vacuum will result in the generation of X-rays.
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Missing Martian Atmosphere: Clues In Earth's Cold Plasma?
National Geographic
First, a little bit more on the discovery. Two space scientists poring over data from the European Space Agency's Cluster II satellites—four spacecraft which zip around Earth in an elliptical orbit—found evidence of positively charged, slow-moving ...
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World's first magnetic soap could clean sticky messes
Fox News
"Any systems which act only when responding to an outside stimulus … is a major breakthrough, as you can create products which only work when they are needed to," Peter Dowding, an industrial chemist not involved in the study, said in a statement.
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