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Cluster makes a shocking discoveryESA's Cluster was in the right place and time to make a shocking discovery. The four spacecraft encountered a shock wave that kept breaking and reforming - predicted only in theory.
On 24 January 2001, Cluster's spacecraft observed shock reformation in the Earth's magnetosphere, predicted only in theory, over 20 years ago. Cluster provided the first opportunity ever to observe such an event, the details of which have been published in a........Go to the Astronomy-blog (Added on 5/14/2007 10:47:57 PM)
Madeleine McCann - the hunt must go onWhen a child goes missing, probably abducted, the effect on the parents is devastating.As a parent, I share Drs Kate and Gerry McCann's anguish. All parents share the anguish, for it affects us all. Tomorrow it may be our child.On a personal level, the McCann family back ground is so similar to mine. A GP and a hospital specialist with a large family. I listen to the news several times a day, hoping to hear that Maddie has been found. It is the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/13/2007 2:53:23 PM)
The Joys of Self-EmploymentI have been self-employed many times throughout my career, and even though I now work for someone else, I have wide latitude to work from home, so I still have the freedom that comes with the situation. For me, I love it. But it's not necessarily for everyone
Over at the blog My Two Dollars, David10 things he's learned about working at home. My favorites, or at least the ones I can identify with
9. Some days it takes a lot of........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/13/2007 2:53:14 PM)
News Corp to acquire Photobucket.comThat was quick - from 'under the radar' to a rumored acquisition by one of the most active buyer of media assets. Photobucket apparently is cloa $250 million exi
While hardly known outside the youthful world of social network sites, Photobucket has become wildly popular with users for providing free, online storage tools for multimedia self-expression, from photos to videos to digital slideshows. Site builders turn to it for images........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/13/2007 2:52:40 PM)
Silk: The Queen of TextilesThe Washington Post's Photo Voyage has a beautiful slideshow entitled Silk: The Queen of Textiles. Read about the history, uses, and the process of making silk.
Photography by Cary Wolinsky.
ViaUrsi's Blog........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/10/2007 10:51:14 PM)
Stop Global WarmingThis print advertisement campaign with a clever foresight was launched by World Wildlife Fund in Finland to create awareness regarding global warming and to urge people to step up their efforts to control it to evade any ecological imbalances. The campaign is drawing attention towards this looming ecological problem which has been largely caused by human actions and their irresponsible behavior. The advertisements are showing three species,........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/9/2007 11:46:20 PM)
Toyotas City Car Concept to Debut in FrankfurtToyota has already conquered Uncle defeating every compatriot in an emphatic fashion, be it General Motors or Ford. Yet, the quench is not over which means the next on card are the Germans, although this one would be a hard pill to swallow.
What makes me say this is the list of cars, which will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show at the Toyota Camp. The Asian giant characteristically does not want to miss any opportunity to........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/9/2007 11:46:09 PM)
Discrimination in the WorkplaceLet me share something with you, dear readers. If you have been with the corporate world for sometime now, I know that this issue is nothing new to you
Discrimination is something which is not new in the workplace despite the campaigns and programs dedicated in eliminating such treatment. Even companies are adapting the "equal opportunity" policy which gives all people from different walks of life the right to be considered for........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/9/2007 11:46:00 PM)
Great Smoky Mountains National ParkRidge upon ridge of endless forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park. Things to DoGreat Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker's paradise with over 800 miles........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/7/2007 8:27:53 PM)
pebblesI definitely mean to write something about skimmiThis poem - Small Boy by Norman MacCaig - has an interesting thought in it. "He wasn't trying to fill the sea.He wasn't trying to empty the beach."........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/7/2007 8:27:33 PM)
Risk and competitive advantage on a warming planetRegardless of whether you think global warming is true or a load of hog-wash, the markets are already taking it into account. Will investors pay less for companies poorly positioned to compete on a warming planet?At this stage, most investors seem to regard global warming as a long-term problem unlikely to affect equities over the next year or two but that's likely to chaThe Economist.Global warming not only redefines investment, it also........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/7/2007 8:27:26 PM)
Fuel from fiber"Put a tree in your tank." Fuel companies aren't touting that slogan. At least not yet.
But thanks to research done in part by Bruce Dale, Michigan State University professor of chemical engineering and materials science, making fuels from poplar trees and corn stalks is becoming more efficient and cost-effective.
Dale is internationally known for his 30 years of research on making ethanol from plant biomass the stems, leaves, stalks and........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 5/6/2007 4:47:47 PM)
When cookies catch the cootiesOf all the things companies worry about when selling food products, catching "cooties" is probably not high on the list. But new research suggests it should be.
Products such as lard and feminine napkins evoke feelings of disgust that can reduce the appeal of other products they may inadvertently come in contact with in shoppers' grocery carts or on store shelves, as per scientists at Duke University and Arizona State University. The........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/30/2007 7:19:46 PM)
Why Do Blue Whales Sing?It is well known that the blue whales, deep below the surface of the ocean, sing. But why? It is for the first time, scientists think they have an answer to this — As they feed, send out calls to let each other know where they are! Each group use a distinct and different sound
This sound is recorded by researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography using tags suctioned to the bodies of the whales. These noises also play a........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:42:58 PM)
Honeybee Buzzes Against Poisonous ToxinsIt is no more only the century-old fact that a beehive buzzing changes when the queen bee is removed. Sciendiscovered a living alarm system to warn against toxins in the honeybees!
The honeybees are found to be highly sensitive to different chemical types. Their buzz also changes when their exposure to different types of chemicals. Thus to detect toxic chemicals such as those potentially used in terror attacks, take the help of the natural........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:42:51 PM)
At What Point Do Gas Prices Make You Change Your Behavior?I saw this Bloomberg article yesterday talking about the possibility of us seeing $4 per gallon gas in the near future
Gasoline inventories, measured by the days of demand they will cover, are at the lowest level in two decades for this time of year because of refinery fires, power failures and maintenance work oil companies failed to complete in 2006. No new U.S. refinery has been built in three decades, increasing the strain on existing........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 9:04:43 AM)
ROSIE O'DONNELL TAKES A HIKESource:www.aglbical.org
Rosie O'Donnell has announced that she will be leaving "The View" in June
This really doesn't come as any great surprise to me; she has too strong a personality to be part of a show with more than one "host."
Rosie said that she will be back on the show as a guest from time to time and you can readhere........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:42:09 AM)
Length of Latest Carbon Nanotube ArraysUC engineering scientists have developed a novel composite catalyst and optimal synthesis conditions for oriented growth of multi-wall CNT arrays. And right now they lead the world in synthesis of extremely long aligned carbon nanotube arrays.
UC's carbon nanotube arrays stack up.
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are of great interest because of their outstanding mechanical, electrical and optical properties. Intense research has been undertaken........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 4/25/2007 9:24:38 PM)
Supercomputer to Target Cellulose BottleneckTermites and fungi already know how to digest cellulose, but the human process of producing ethanol from cellulose remains slow and expensive. The central bottleneck is the sluggish rate at which the cellulose enzyme complex breaks down tightly bound cellulose into sugars, which are then fermented into ethanol.
To help unlock the cellulose bottleneck, a team of researchers has conducted molecular simulations at the San Diego Supercomputer........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 4/24/2007 10:59:01 PM)
Avalanche Behavior Of Superfluid HeliumBy utilizing ideas developed in disparate fields, from earthquake dynamics to random-field magnets, researchers at the University of Illinois have constructed a model that describes the avalanche-like, phase-slip cascades in the superflow of helium.
Just as superconductors have no electrical resistance, superfluids have no viscosity, and can flow freely. Like superconductors, which can be used to measure extremely tiny magnetic fields,........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/24/2007 10:37:12 PM)
The World's Most Influential PeopleSource:www.j-popcdart.co
You know I love lists. I love lists of all kinds especially "Top Ten" type lists
Now, I don't necessarily put much stock in most lists that are compiled by other than scientific means. The reason for this is that when people are asked to state who they think is, for example, an influential person, such as is the case with the list I'm reporting on today, there is too much emotion involved
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Blogging is Journalism. Officially.The House of Representatives has amended the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 to include provisions to protect bloggers from being required to divulge their sources under certain situations in the same way as journalists. Instead of requiring journalists to be tied to a news organization, the bill now defines "journalism" to focus more on the function of the job: "the gathering, preparing, collecting, photographing,........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/13/2007 2:53:28 PM)
Could Terry Semel bring Yahoo back into the black?The Economist has this query: Is Terry Semel the right man to lead Yahoo! against its nimbler rival
The report continued
JERRY YANG, who co-founded Yahoo! and remains on its board, says that the internet company is in the middle of a "transformation" and that its board members are "all in lockstep" behind Terry Semel, the chairman and chief executive. Meg Whitman, the boss of eBay, a Silicon Valley neighbour as well........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/13/2007 2:53:18 PM)
Free Easy To Use Digital Image EditorSource:www.scanhelp.co
Are you intimidated by complex digital image editing programs?
If not my hat is off to you, but if you are, welcome to the club
As is the case with most things, you have to crawl before you can walk, and even if you have a sophisticated, or at least mid-level graphics program you may want to cut your teeth on something with fewer options
There's no need to sacrifice quality with a simple program, all........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/13/2007 2:53:11 PM)
Queen Elizabeth At Goddard Space Flight CenterPhoto above: Queen Elizabeth II, left, is greeted by NASA Administrator Michael Griffin to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Tuesday, May 8, 2007, in Greenbelt, Md. as one of the last stops on her six-day visit to the United States. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on Tuesday, May 8. The tour of Goddard occurred near the end of the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/10/2007 10:45:29 PM)
Ask a Question: Get An AnswerHave you ever asked a question and didn't like the answer?
You've heard it said that a lawyer doesn't ask a question to which they don't already know the answer. There's a reason. Sometimes we can't handle the truth.
A woman doesn't ask if she looks fat in these jeans because she wants the truth - she is looking for words of affirmation. By asking a question, we become vulnerable to the one from which we........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/9/2007 11:46:12 PM)
The value of Social NetworksThere are so many social networks out there these days that it is getting impossible to use them all without having to quit your job or close your office, unleMichael Arrington, of course. Social networks can be divided in two main categories : the general ones and the ones with a specific purpose or topic. The general ones are myspace, hyves and such. The ones about a specific topic are everywhhelping out good causes, to religions, finding the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/9/2007 11:46:05 PM)
Bridges that danceBridges that "dance" during earthquakes could be the safest and least expensive to build, retrofit and repair, as per earthquake engineers at the University at Buffalo and MCEER.
The scientists recently developed and successfully tested the first seismic design methodology for bridge towers that respond to ground motions by literally jumping a few inches off the ground.
The new methodology allows steel truss towers that support bridge........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/9/2007 10:34:01 PM)
National Guard for Environment: Dirt Doesn’t Know How to Play National Guard for Environment, Romania, had launched this print advertisement campaign to educate people regarding environmental protection. The campaign seems to have targeted mainly children in an effort to make them known about importance of environment protection. The advertisements are showing toys being hit to the ground by dirt thrown by people.
The campaign conveys that as dirt has no brains to what to do with toys similarly it........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/7/2007 8:27:47 PM)
Some Children Have It Harder Than OthersSave the Children, Spain, had launched this print advertisement campaign to create awareness among people to save children from unfair treatment in society. The campaign is evidently based on fairytales in order to emphasize the fact when children ought to be in fairy world, they are left to face unfair difficulties in the society. The advertisements are showing how fairytales turned into nightmares for the underprivileged children. The........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/7/2007 8:27:44 PM)
Jenna Jamesons Battle with Skin CancerPorn star Jenna Jameson recently revealed her secret battle with skin cancer, which was the main cause of her losing her unborn baby.
The world famous adult movie actress Jenna Jameson was diagnosed with skin cancer in the year 2004, when she was two-months pregnant. Jameson was so shocked when the doctor discovered a mysterious mole that turned out to be malignant melanoma, that she suffered a miscarriage. The doctors inferred that the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/7/2007 8:27:30 PM)
More Shine for Your Floors
Maestro Limpio had launched this advertisement campaign In Argentina to promote its product that helps floor to shine better. The campaign was undertaken to make people believe about the specialty of the product that brings more shine to floors. The action of the campaign included slipping a transparent sheet under front doors. The sheet claimed carried a message, ‘more shine for your floors’. And the contrast was highlighted at........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/7/2007 8:15:24 PM)
Get Rid of Your Debt in an Intelligent Manner
If you have loads of credit card debt then you must know that it can be quite difficult paying of your debt and you would agree that you might easily feel tempted to use your home equity for paying off the debt on your credit card. You could benefit with it as you could catch hold of lower rates of interest and it is tax deductible too which would further lower the cost of your loan.
It would be better that you undertake a thorough........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:43:21 PM)
Hakaze Concept Inspired CX-5 CrossoverMazda has been involved with some concept cars for a long time now and it feels that their love for concept cars will finally take some shape
The company is reported to be developing a new crossover vehicle that is inspired by its Hakaze concept car that was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show
According to AutoExpress the new car will be named CX-5 and will be developed as an SUV with a coupe-like styling
The car is expected to........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:43:16 PM)
Pride."When Pride, the Lion's Gate film starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac, opens in Philadelphia this Friday, it'll join the ranks of this city's inspirational big-screen sports stories, and it'll surely clean up at the multiplex." But the film was not shot in the City of Brotherly Love and, for the Philadelphia Weekly, Cassidy Hartmann looks into the reasons why: "[T]he reason Pride producers chose Katrina-ravaged Louisiana over Philadelphia........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:42:37 PM)
50 Ways to Save $50Kara McGrecent post about financial author/speaker Kevin McKinley's 50 ways to save $50, a list that apparently changes a bit depending on his audience. Using McGuire's list, I'll give you a few that I think are good and a few I think are questionable from McKinley's list
Cancel your gym membership.---Nothing is as much of a waste of money as a gym membersip, unless you are truly hardcore. Most are bought and........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/29/2007 8:56:23 AM)
New Materials for Making "Spintronic" DevicesAn interdisciplinary group of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has devised methods to make a new class of electronic devices based on a property of electrons known as "spin," rather than merely their electric charge. This approach, dubbed spintronics, could open the way to increasing dramatically the productivity of electronic devices operating at the nanoscale - on the order of billionths of a........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 4/25/2007 9:33:21 PM)
Antarctic ice is focus of multinational workshopAs the national repository for geological material from the Southern Ocean, the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility at Florida State University houses the premier collection of Antarctic sediment cores -- and a hot new acquisition will offer an international team of researchers meeting there May 1-4 its best look yet at the impact of global warming on oceans worldwide.
The remarkable new core was extracted during the recent Antarctic........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/25/2007 9:20:52 PM)
Ceiling Height Can Affect How A Person ThinksFor years contractors, real estate agents and event planners have said that whether building, buying or planning an event, a higher or vaulted ceiling is always better. Are they right? Until now there has been no real evidence that ceiling height has any influence or advantage with consumers. But recent research by Joan Meyers-Levy, a professor of marketing at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, suggests that the way........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/24/2007 10:54:46 PM)
Back to the MoonOf the two luminaries that dominate our sky, it is the moon that is of particular interest to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) project. The LRO will travel to the moon in late fall 2008, mapping the surface to help pave the way for humans to return. It will help prepare us for extended surface exploration on the moon and for subsequent missions to Mars and other distant destinations. Lunar surface exploration will help us to practice........Go to the Astronomy-blog (Added on 4/24/2007 10:40:36 PM)