Daily Archives: September 4, 2013

Castro hanged himself with bed linen

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Senate panel approves Syria resolution

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‘Attack on Syria would not be a pin prick’

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Microsoft says wins patent trial against Google's Motorola

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday a jury decided in its favor in the second of two trials in federal court in Seattle concerning Motorola’s licensing of so-called standard, essential patents used in Microsoft products. read more

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Green Column: Wildfires and Climate Change

Incursions by humans into forests, coupled with climate change, will make fires bigger and more destructive, with implications for air quality as well as homes and infrastructure. read more

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Dot Earth Blog: What is Journalism For?

An exploration of the purpose of journalism in a disrupted era. read more

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Pollutants From Plant Killed Fish In China

Tests showed extremely high levels of ammonia in the Fu River upstream from a chemical plant, raising new alarms about the degradation of rivers in China. read more

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Finding Trash and Worse, but So Far, No Ship With Treasure

After Hurricane Sandy’s watery wrath remade parts of New York City’s coastline, could a long lost ship have finally been found off the South Bronx? read more

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Errors Cast Doubt on Japan’s Cleanup of Nuclear Accident Site

Analysts are questioning whether Japan’s government and the operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have the expertise and ability to manage the crisis. read more

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Bits Blog: A Bloody Ballmer and Stalled Discussions on the Long Road to a Nokia Deal

Microsoft’s purchase of some of Nokia was marked by a series of high-level negotiations that included Steven A. Ballmer that went nowhere. read more

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Bits Blog: The Wristwatch May Be Making a Comeback, but With Some Smarts

A new generation of computerized watches, bolstered by some functionality currently found on smartphones, could reintroduce timekeeping to wrists. read more

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Bits Blog: Samsung Unveils Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

The timing of the release could also give Samsung a leg up over Apple, which has yet to unveil a similar device but has long been rumored to be working on one. read more

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Bits Blog: Thinking About the Next Revolution

Virtual reality is a decades-old concept, but as processing power improves, it is enabling new uses and faster interactions between virtual and real objects. read more

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Researchers Develop Digital Eavesdropping Alarm

A team in England said it had expanded the scale of an experimental technique that alerts a group of computer users that someone is listening in on their transmissions. read more

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