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Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Tool or weapon? New research throws light on stone artifacts' use as ancient projectiles

2016-08-18 12:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A team of psychologists, kinesiologists and archaeologists at Indiana University and elsewhere are throwing new light on a longstanding archaeological mystery: the purpose of a large number of spherical stone artifacts found at a major archaeological site in South Africa. IU Bloomington professor Geoffrey Bingham and colleagues in the United Kingdom and United States contend that the stones — previously thought by some to be used as tools —…

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Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

University of Washington paleontologists discover major T. rex fossil

2016-08-18 12:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] Paleontologists with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and the University of Washington have discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex, including a very complete skull. The find, which paleontologists estimate to be about 20 percent of the animal, includes vertebrae, ribs, hips and lower jaw bones. The team, led by Burke Museum Adjunct Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and UW biology professor Gregory P. Wilson, discovered the T. rex during an e…

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Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Large human brain evolved as a result of 'sizing each other up'

2016-08-12 12:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] Humans have evolved a disproportionately large brain as a result of sizing each other up in large cooperative social groups, researchers have proposed. A team led by computer scientists at Cardiff University suggest that the challenge of judging a person's relative standing and deciding whether or not to cooperate with them has promoted the rapid expansion of human brain size over the last 2 million years. In a study published in Scientific Reports today, …

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Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Consumer Goods and Services

Samsung announces NAGRA-based USB CA dongle for Smart TVs

2016-08-26 05:00:37| Digital TV News

Samsung has announced a security solution for consumers to access pay-TV services directly on their TVs. The USB dongle, TVkey, ensures content protection without a set-top box or second remote. The technology was developed in collaboration with NAGRA.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Can foreign car makers succeed in India?

2016-08-26 04:11:25| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

After a slow few years for India's car market, sales are powering ahead. But how about foreign car companies there?

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Japan sees inflation hitting another low

2016-08-26 03:59:34| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Japan's consumer prices drop for the fifth consecutive month, adding to pressure on the government to expand its already massive stimulus programme.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Electronics and Electrical

Hooked on Line Work

2016-08-26 00:06:00| Transmission & Distribution World

Sally Graham, Entergy Arkansas Apprentices learn the ropes at Entergys 2016 Linemens Boot Camp in Arkansas. read more

Category: Electronics and Electrical

EV Items of Interest

2016-08-25 20:32:00| Transmission & Distribution World

Peter Manos, Smart Utility Editor I recently asked an acquaintance in the Atlanta, GA area what they liked the most about their Tesla EV. read more

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Category: Electronics and Electrical

New Method for Making Green LEDs Enhances Efficiency, Brightness

2016-08-25 19:56:00| Transmission & Distribution World

Peter Manos, Smart Utility Editor Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes (LEDs). read more

Category: Electronics and Electrical

Information Technology

A Plane Full of Cameras Flies Above Baltimore To Help Police

2016-08-26 07:02:42| PC Magazine Software Product Guide

The plane, which has prompted privacy concerns, can send real-time aerial imagery to police on the ground.

Category: Information Technology

Twitter Bans User Over Olympic GIF

2016-08-26 03:03:23| PC Magazine Software Product Guide

Weber contacted Twitter Support to no avail. But a little press attention helped move things along.

Category: Information Technology

Facebook Thinks it Knows Who You're Voting For

2016-08-26 03:03:23| PC Magazine Software Product Guide

One of the things Facebook thinks it can pinpoint? Your political affiliation.

Category: Information Technology

Real Estate

J.C. Penney Aims to Be King of the Mall as Macys, Sears Retreat

2016-08-25 19:25:00| National Real Estate Investor

Lindsey Rupp It could be the last department store standing at your local mall. read more

Category: Real Estate

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 25, 2015)

2016-08-25 17:07:00| National Real Estate Investor

The commercial real estate sector in the U.S. is benefiting from Brexit, according to EconoTimes. The Dallas Federal Reserve President indicated the chances of an upcoming interest rate hike are increasing, reports CNBC. These are among todays must reads from around the commercial real estate industry. read more

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Category: Real Estate

At Fancy Hostels, Business Travelers Are Replacing Backpackers

2016-08-25 16:44:00| National Real Estate Investor

Nikki Ekstein While every hotel brand under the sun makes moves to attract millennials, hostels are doing the very opposite. read more

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Category: Real Estate


WhatsApp to share users' phone numbers with Facebook

2016-08-25 15:41:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) WhatsApp has announced an updated privacy policy that will give it the right to share users' phone numbers with its parent company, Facebook. The move, which comes over two years after Facebook acquired the messaging app for USD 19 billion, will lead to better friend suggestions and more relevant ads, said WhatsApp, adding that by sharing user data it will be able to "better track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp." The company was keen to emphasise that it won't post or share users' WhatsApp-verified phone numbers with others, including on Facebook, and it won't sell, share, or give the number to advertisers.

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Category: Telecommunications

ZTE revenue growth stable at 4% in H1

2016-08-25 15:18:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) ZTE announced a 4.05 percent increase in first-half operating revenues compared to a year earlier to CNY 47.76 billion. While the company did not release Q2 figures, the report suggests business was stable in the second quarter, after Q1 sales also rose 4 percent. ZTE reported a net profit of CNY 1.77 billion, up 9.33 percent from a year earlier, and operating cash flow improved 56.17 percent to CNY 2.35 billion.

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Category: Telecommunications

Axiata Group revenue up nearly 13%, profit plunges 63%

2016-08-25 11:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Asian operator Axiata Group reported second-quarter revenue of MYR 5.3 billion, which represents an increase of 12.8 percent year-on-year. Revenue growth was mainly boosted by the consolidation of revenue from Nepal in the second quarter of 2016, and higher revenues in Sri Lanka, coupled with a positive translation impact. At constant currency, Group revenue registered an increase of 8.6 percent. EBITDA jumped 20.4 percent year-on-year to MYR 2.1 billion, and margin increased by 2.5 percentage points to 38.9 percent at 30 June 2016.

Category: Telecommunications