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Hungry Milky Way Devours Galaxies
2011-11-30 04:28:48

The Milky Way galaxy continues to devour its small neighboring dwarf galaxies and the evidence is spread out across the sky. A team of astronomers led by Sergey Koposov and Vasily Belokurov of Cambridge University recently discovered two streams of stars in the Southern Galactic hemisphere that were torn off the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. This discovery came from analyzing data from the latest Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) and was announced in a paper released today that connects...

2011-11-28 16:19:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a global provider of biometrics and medical imaging software, today announced that it has supplied Cambridge Assessment, the University of Cambridge's international exams group, with a biometric verification solution based on its COTS Biometric Services Platform (BioSP(TM)) and user interface development services. The advanced solution forms the basis of 'Identica,' which is part of Cambridge Assessment's exam fraud...

2011-11-11 03:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Autonomy Corporation, an HP Company, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mike Lynch, has been awarded the Outstanding Contribution to UK IT Award at the UK IT Industry Awards 2011, held at a ceremony in London last night. The UK IT Industry Awards, presented by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT, in association with Computing magazine, represent the benchmark for...

Arctic Sea Ice Could Melt Away By 2015
2011-11-09 06:19:43

A Cambridge University professor and one of Britain´s top ocean experts says that Arctic sea ice could melt away entirely by 2015, the Telegraph reported on Tuesday. Although the ice would reappear again every winter, its absence during the peak of summer would deprive polar bears of their summer hunting ground, which could put them at risk of extinction, said Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University. The vast mass of sea ice between northern Russia, Canada and Greenland...

2011-11-03 17:32:00

BATH, England, November 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IPL, an IT services company specialising in Business Intelligence [http://www.ipl.com/papers/Business intelligence in a cold climate.pdf ] (BI) and Information Management [http://www.ipl.com/markets/bankingandfinance/information-management.php ] (IM), will be attending the Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence (DW&BI) Conference in November. The conference will be held at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, in London from 7th...

Scientists Launching Giant Balloons To Study Climate Change
2011-09-14 12:35:56

  Scientists and engineers from the universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford are launching a gigantic helium balloon to investigate the feasibility of climate engineering. The balloon is being launched in October and will investigate the engineering challenges posed by such a project. The university scientists will also be working with Marshall Aerospace on the Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering (SPICE) project. The 65-foot long balloon will rise 12...

2011-09-13 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge University Press and ecch (The European Case Clearing House) are among a global group of partners who have just signed deals to present their world-class content to college and graduate school faculty users of AcademicPub(TM), the higher education unit of SharedBook Inc. Cambridge University Press, a unit of Cambridge University in the United Kingdom (UK), publishes some of the finest academic and educational writing from around the...

2011-09-07 03:00:00

LONDON, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, today announced that it will provide a range of application services to Cambridge Assessment, a not-for-profit examination group owned by Cambridge University. As part of this multi-year, multi-million pound engagement, Cognizant will work with Cambridge Assessment and help rationalize and consolidate its portfolio of...

Graphene Shows Promise In Future Technology
2011-08-31 05:00:44

  Research published in the journal Nature Communication states that graphene, the world´s thinnest material at one atom thick and 100 times stronger than steel, has been set up to produce electric energy. According to Reuters, previous research has shown that electrical power can be generated by placing two closely spaced metallic wires on top of graphene and shining light on the structure, making a simple solar cell. The researchers, Nobel Prize winning scientists Andre Geim...

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2011-07-29 07:35:00

The 300,000 year reign of the Neanderthals most likely came to an end because of simple numbers, as modern humans outnumbered their predecessors by a 10-to-1 margin, researchers from Cambridge University claim in a new study. Once the hoards of homo sapiens poured into Western Europe, they overwhelmed Neanderthals, effectively making them "a minority in their own land," Guardian Science Correspondent Ian Sample wrote on Thursday. The sheer numbers of these new residents quickly ended the...