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Why is Facebook going on a hiring spree?

Christian Science Monitor - 23 min 35 sec ago

Facebook plans to increase its number of employees by 14 percent in the first quarter of 2015. The hires suggest that Facebook is looking into some unusual technologies.

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Google axes the sale of Google Glass, for now

Christian Science Monitor - 23 min 35 sec ago

Google announced Wednesday that it would stop the sale of Google Glass after January 19th.

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'Be My Eyes' app lets you help the visually impaired see

Christian Science Monitor - 23 min 35 sec ago

A new app called 'Be My Eyes' connects volunteers with blind people through a video call to help with simple daily tasks that can prove to be big challenges.

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Millions Brace for Monster Blizzard in U.S. Northeast

Discovery - 24 min 42 sec ago
Winter Storm Juno is expected to dump up to three feet of snow in parts of the northeast.
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​Why Google won't fix Android security flaw

CBS - 34 min 16 sec ago
Security issues can leave older phones and tablets open to hacking
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Montana oil spill estimate lowered to 30,000 gallons

PhysOrg2 - 40 min ago
Authorities have lowered their estimate of how much oil spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, briefly contaminating the water supply of a city downstream.
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Montana oil spill estimate lowered to 30,000 gallons

Phys.Org - 40 min ago
Authorities have lowered their estimate of how much oil spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, briefly contaminating the water supply of a city downstream.
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Sagebrush ecosystem recovery hobbled by loss of soil complexity at development sites

PhysOrg2 - 41 min 46 sec ago
In big sagebrush country, re-establishing the ecosystem's namesake shrub may jump-start the recovery process more successfully after oil and gas development than sowing grass-dominated reclamation seed mixes typically used to quickly re-vegetate bare soil on well pads, report two Colorado scientists in the January 2015 issue of Ecological Applications, released today.
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Sagebrush ecosystem recovery hobbled by loss of soil complexity at development sites

Phys.Org - 41 min 46 sec ago
In big sagebrush country, re-establishing the ecosystem's namesake shrub may jump-start the recovery process more successfully after oil and gas development than sowing grass-dominated reclamation seed mixes typically used to quickly re-vegetate bare soil on well pads, report two Colorado scientists in the January 2015 issue of Ecological Applications, released today.
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Ads effective even in the midst of multitasking, studies find

PhysOrg2 - 42 min 26 sec ago
Those video ads playing in the corner of your computer screen, in the midst of your multitasking, may have more impact than you realize. They may be as effective as the ads you're really watching, such as those during the Super Bowl, says a University of Illinois researcher.
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Ads effective even in the midst of multitasking, studies find

Phys.Org - 42 min 26 sec ago
Those video ads playing in the corner of your computer screen, in the midst of your multitasking, may have more impact than you realize. They may be as effective as the ads you're really watching, such as those during the Super Bowl, says a University of Illinois researcher.
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Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows demand, tax charge

Reuters - 43 min 52 sec ago
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Monday fiscal second-quarter profit fell, in line with Wall Street's forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with unfavorable currency moves against the strong U.S. dollar.






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Ex-Thai PM's party vows calm, U.S. calls for inclusive politics

Reuters - 44 min 38 sec ago
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party vowed on Monday it would not retaliate against a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader, and a leading party figure said the movement could survive without the powerful family.
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Rock concert, rallies overwhelm Germany's anti-Islam group

Reuters - 46 min 33 sec ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA movement was overwhelmed by opponents of the far-right group at a rock concert for tolerance in Dresden on Monday and enormously popular counter-demonstrations in cities across the country.






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Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

AP News - 47 min 18 sec ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years....
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Researchers use oxides to flip graphene conductivity

PhysOrg2 - 53 min 29 sec ago
Graphene, a one-atom thick lattice of carbon atoms, is often touted as a revolutionary material that will take the place of silicon at the heart of electronics. The unmatched speed at which it can move electrons, plus its essentially two-dimensional form factor, make it an attractive alternative, but several hurdles to its adoption remain.
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Researchers use oxides to flip graphene conductivity

Phys.Org - 53 min 29 sec ago
Graphene, a one-atom thick lattice of carbon atoms, is often touted as a revolutionary material that will take the place of silicon at the heart of electronics. The unmatched speed at which it can move electrons, plus its essentially two-dimensional form factor, make it an attractive alternative, but several hurdles to its adoption remain.
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Oil slides despite OPEC talk of a floor

Reuters - 1 hour 37 sec ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil fell in see-saw trade on Monday, with U.S. crude ending at its lowest in nearly six years, as traders discounted comments from OPEC's top official about the market finally finding a bottom.






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NOAA's DSCOVR going to a 'far out' orbit

PhysOrg2 - 1 hour 45 sec ago
Many satellites that monitor the Earth orbit relatively close to the planet, while some satellites that monitor the sun orbit our star. DSCOVR will keep an eye on both, with a focus on the sun. To cover both the Earth and sun, it will have an unusual orbit in a place called L1.
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NOAA's DSCOVR going to a 'far out' orbit

Phys.Org - 1 hour 45 sec ago
Many satellites that monitor the Earth orbit relatively close to the planet, while some satellites that monitor the sun orbit our star. DSCOVR will keep an eye on both, with a focus on the sun. To cover both the Earth and sun, it will have an unusual orbit in a place called L1.
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