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  • Champion Phelps second on comeback
    By on April 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Olympic great Michael Phelps finishes second in the 100m butterfly final in his first event since coming out of retirement.


  • Microsoft/Nokia Deal Closes
    By on April 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Last September Microsoft announced it would be purchasing Nokia’s Devices and Services business. The terms have been worked out, the shareholders gave approval, and the regulatory issues were hurdled. As of today, it’s official: Nokia’s phone business is now Microsoft Mobile. The final price is around $7.5 billion, and 30,000 employees are transferring to Microsoft. “The purchase of the unprofitable division makes Microsoft the world’s second-largest (more…)

  • Welbeck considers Man Utd exit
    By on April 21, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck is considering a move in order to play more in his preferred central striking role.


  • Why Tesla Really Needs a Gigafactory
    By on April 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hodejo1 (1252120) writes “Tesla has already put over 25,000 cars on the road with more to come and, presumably, most will still be running well past the 8-year battery warranty. What would happen if it is time to replace the battery pack on an old Model S or X and the cost is $25K? Simple, it would destroy the resale value of said cars, which would negatively affect the lease value of new Tesla automobiles. That’s a big part of the real reason why (more…)

  • Stokes positive on Rangers return
    By on April 16, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rangers’ eventual return to the top tier will benefit Scottish football, says Celtic striker Anthony Stokes.


  • U.S. Biomedical Research ‘Unsustainable’ Prominent Researchers Warn
    By on April 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    sciencehabit (1205606) writes “The U.S. biomedical science system ‘is on an unsustainable path’ and needs major reform, four prominent researchers say. Researchers should ‘confront the dangers at hand,’ the authors write, and ‘rethink’ how academic research is funded, staffed, and organized. Among other issues, the team suggests that the system may be producing too many new researchers and forcing them to compete for a stagnating pool of funding.”


  • Scientists/Actress Say They Were ‘Tricked’ Into Geocentric Universe Movie
    By on April 11, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    EwanPalmer (2536690) writes “Three scientists and Star Trek actress Kate Mulgrew say they were duped into appearing in a controversial documentary which claims the Earth is the center of the Universe. The Principle, a film which describes itself as ‘destined to become one of the most controversial films of our time’, argues the long-debunked theory of geocentrism – where the earth is the center of the Universe and the Sun resolves around it (more…)

  • Pacquiao out to prove Bradley wrong
    By on April 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Timothy Bradley questions Manny Pacquiao’s hunger ahead of their rematch in Las Vegas on Saturday.


  • County cricket club-by-club guide
    By on April 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    BBC Sport radio commentators assess the prospects for the teams ahead of the 2014 season


  • Bugs In SCADA Software Leave 7,600 Factories Vulnerable
    By on April 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    mspohr (589790) writes with this news from the BBC: “The discovery of bugs in software used to run oil rigs, refineries and power plants has prompted a global push to patch the widely used control system. The bugs were found by security researchers and, if exploited, could give attackers remote access to control systems for the installations. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said an attacker with ‘low skill’ would be able to exploit the bugs. (more…)