Daily Archives: May 17, 2013

Marketo Shares Pop More Than 50% In IPO

Marketo shares surged after the company’s initial public offering today, rising more than 50% from its offering price.

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Who Should Be Scared Of Samsung's 1Gb+ Wireless Technology?

Samsung came a long way in a short space of time. Earlier this week they announced Gigabit data transmission at very high frequency – in effect a 5G wireless performance level – a decade ahead of 5G being implemented.

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Disarming Realities: As Gun Sales Soar, Gun Crimes Plummet

A couple of new studies reveal the gun-control hypesters’ worst nightmare…more people are buying firearms, while firearm-related homicides and suicides are steadily diminishing. What crackpots came up with these conclusions? One set of statistics was compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice. The other was reported by the Pew Research Center.

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If Yahoo Buys Tumblr, What Will It Do With All That Porn?

Tumblr has actually shut down some popular sites as it has shifted its focus from users to advertisers

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Episode 451: HubbleWatch for May 2013

Hubble studies a strange, ancient visitor to our galaxy. Join HubbleWatch for a discussion of the “Methuselah star” HD 140283, a fast-moving star with a long and odd past. read more

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Episode 450: Life's Building Blocks in Space

Using new technology, researchers have discovered an important pair of pre-biotic molecules in interstellar space. The new discoveries indicate that some basic chemicals are key steps on the path to life and may have formed on dusty ice grains floating between stars. read more

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Moon Hit By Largest Meteoroid Impact in 8 Years

The U.S. space agency, NASA, has just spotted the biggest explosion on the Moon in the eight years since the agency has been monitoring lunar impacts caused by meteoroids. read more

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Asteroid Sampling Mission Gets Green Light

NASA’s first mission to rendezvous with an asteroid and return a sample to Earth was given the green light to proceed into the development stage May 15 with the goal of a launch in 2016. read more

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Carbon Storing Qualities of Coastal Wetlands Explored In Australia

The carbon-soaking qualities of Australia’s coastal and marine wetlands are the focus of a new international research project.  Experts from 20 countries have this week attended a special seminar in Sydney. 
 
Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney say that seagrass, mangroves and saltmarsh capture carbon up to 40 times faster than forests on land. 
 
Marine wetlands are able to store the carbon for very long periods, but scientists worry that these …

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Skylab-Era Astronauts Reflect on Life Off Earth

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s music video has gone viral. read more

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Earth, Moon Share Water Source

The Moon and Earth share the same source of water, according to new research. The latest analysis is based on new data collected by NASA spacecraft as well as the Moon rocks brought back by the Apollo missions. It shows that water inside the Moon’s mantle comes from primitive meteorites, which also supplied most of the water on Earth. read more

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GSMA Nairobi office opens new window for developers

A global association of mobile operators, GSMA, has opened a regional office in Nairobi to serve its members across Africa.

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Break away from a friendly giant to build own network

You can only claim to run a business when you are serving a steady stream of paying consumers.

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Should students be given laptops or e-readers?

Sylvia Namunyak turns on her Kindle e-reader, flips pages to select a textbook, adjusts the font size and begins reading aloud to the class.

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