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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
In a sign of the growing importance of the Internet “cloud,” software group Cloudera said Monday it raised a whopping US$900 million to expand its big data corporate services.
Ever wondered if you look happily disgusted? Or sadly angry? There may one day be an app for that. U.S. researchers have uncovered a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct and often complex facial expressions, in what is being hailed as a breakthrough in the field of cognitive analysis.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.
Monday, March 31, 2014
A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Microsoft on Friday scrapped a policy that allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.
Scientists say they have built the first synthetic chromosome for a complex-celled organism after a seven-year effort, a step toward man-made genomes that some hailed on Friday but others viewed warily.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Russian-US crew docks at ISS two days late
A Russian spacecraft with two Russians and a NASA astronaut aboard on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after a technical hitch caused an unprecedented two-day delay.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Panda taste-test shows they have a sweet tooth
In a blind taste test, eight out of eight pandas agree — sugar is delicious.
Newfound pink world lurks at fringes of our solar system
Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 12 billion kilometers from the sun.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Technical hitch delays US-Russia crew's ISS docking
A U.S.-Russian three man crew Wednesday faced an unprecedented two-day delay in their docking with the International Space Station (ISS) after their Russian Soyuz spacecraft suffered a technical glitch on its approach in orbit.
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