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Californian drought affecting salmon migration

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 06:23

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The fact that salmon are known to migrate in large numbers from one part of the ocean to the other is not anything new. However, what is different this year is that their natural rhythm has been thrown off due to the intense droughts plaguing California.

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Consumer confidence index highest in six months

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 06:20

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Consumer confidence has risen for the first time since early January, a fact that is evident from the reading on the consumer confidence index. A leading economist has said that this may be the proof that warm and sunny weather is changing the mindset of consumers.

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Dwarf Pink Planet Discovered

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:22

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Recently, a dwarf pink planet has discovered been discovered by space scientists. As per the scientists working on the project, the new dwarf planet appears to be the most distant one in our solar system. The planet is labeled as 2012 VP113 and nicknamed 'Biden' in a tribute to Vice-President Joe Biden.

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Scientists Replicate Environment of planet Mars on Earth

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:20

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With an aim to replicate the Martian environment on Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) hopes to test the future rover that will navigate the surface of red planet. The engineers for Airbus Defence and Space in the UK have come up with 'Mars Yard'.

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Twitter launches updated versions of its iPhone and Android apps

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:15

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In a recent blog post, popular microblogging service Twitter has revealed that it has rolled out updated versions of its iPhone and Android apps; giving the users the ability to tag people in photos.

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Sony launches new 13.3-inch 'Digital Paper' device

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:12

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A new device dubbed 'Digital Paper' was launched by Sony on Thursday. The 12.6-ounce, 13.3-inch Digital Paper device is essentially aimed at paper-heavy environments such as legal offices, government agencies, corporations, and higher education.

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Google releases its latest government data request transparency report

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:09

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Internet search giant Google released its latest Transparency Report on Thursday, revealing that there has been a substantial annual increase in user-data requests made by law enforcement agencies across the world.

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Roku officially launches its 3500R Streaming Stick

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:59

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In a noteworthy launch on Thursday, Roku announced the release of the Roku 3500R Streaming Stick - the company's new streaming HDMI dongle. The launch of the 3500R dongle marks Roku's response to the hugely popular Chromecast streaming dongle.

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Microsoft says Office for iPad will not immediately work for SharePoint 2010 users

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:56

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Close on the heels of the launch of its Office for iPad version on Thursday, Microsoft has pointed out flaws in the software; pointing out that the users of the company's SharePoint 2010 collaboration suite will not be able to work with the newly-launched Office for iPad version immediately.

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Facebook developing 'drones, satellites, lasers' to “beam Internet from the sky”

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:53

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On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed in a post that the social network has a new effort underway to advance its ambitious plan to bring affordable, basic Internet access to "every person in the world."

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Nissan recalling nearly 990,000 vehicles due to passenger airbag defect

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:08

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According to a recent bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Nissan is issuing a recall of nearly 990,000 vehicles in North America because of an airbag defect.

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Infant Gorilla Meets Mother for the First Time

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:57

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An infant gorilla born on March 12 suffered pneumonia after the delivery. The San Diego Zoo said the gorilla has been successfully treated and has been introduced to her mother, Imani, for the first time on Monday.

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Substantial Decline in Infection cases during Hospital Stay in US in a Decade

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:50

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A new report giving an insight about the number of Americans acquiring infections in hospitals during their stay has been publicized. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has something positive to share as a decline has been witnessed in the infection rate over the past 10 years.

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Tampered Bottles of Weight Loss Drugs found in 7 States

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:47

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After 20 bottles of the drug, called Alli, were reported to have contained something other than Alli, the Food and Drug Administration has started to investigate the matter. The drug, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is sold over the counter in the US market.

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160 Years on, Two Halves of Giant Sea Turtle’s Arm brought Together

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:45

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It is incredible to know that scientists have been able to bring together two parts of broken arm of a giant sea turtle more than 160 years apart. The first part of the bone was discovered in 1849 whereas the other was found in 2012.

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Inbreeding Led Mammoths to Extinction

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:43

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Scientists have discovered the causes that led to extinction of wooly mammoths more than 10,000 years ago. Apart from climate change and human hunting for woolly mammoth's meat, skin and wool, inbreeding was the major factor that scientists have figured out for disappearance of wooly mammoths.

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New York Times announces two new digital subscription plans - NYT Now and NYT Premier

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:44

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On Wednesday, the New York Times announced two new digital subscription plans --- NYT Now and NYT Premier. While the YT Now is a low-cost app curated for a mobile audience; the NYT Premier plan gives the users the access to content such as Times Insider, thereby offering them a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the newspaper and its journalism.

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Microsoft axes $60 Surface Wireless Keyboard Adapter

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:41

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According to a CNET report, software giant Microsoft has discontinued the Surface Wireless Keyboard Adapter. As a result of the move, the adapter has been removed from the list of peripherals which Microsoft offers for its Surface Tablets; and is now showing up as "out of stock" on the Microsoft online store.

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Google’s ‘lottery registration’ for this year’s I/O to open from April 8 until April 10

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:37

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Google has recently announced that it would be - via a 'lottery registration' system - randomly selecting the attendees for the 2014 Google I/O developer conference which is scheduled to be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on June 25 and June 26.

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Study explores the value of earned audience from TV and brand-related tweets

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:34

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Fox Broadcasting, Twitter and the Advertising Research Foundation recently carried out a joint study to gauge the value of earned audience which is gained by media firms and brands from TV and brand-related tweets.

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