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2012-08-12 08:16:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The touchdown of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity made news headlines around the globe and restored the public's interest in the U.S. space program, but the pressure is on NASA to succeed in future planned missions to the Red Planet. While Curiosity "set the stage for a potentially game-changing quest to learn whether the planet most like Earth ever had a shot at developing life, but follow-up missions exist only on drawing...

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2012-08-07 20:35:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After another failed high-profile clinical trial, pharmaceutical companies Pfiizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson have said they´ve halted research and development of bapineuzumab, a drug which could have been used in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. According to Reuters, both drug makers have said they´ll discontinue their studies of bapineuzumab in its intravenous (IV) form. Two late stage trials and...

EA Files Copyright Lawsuit Against Zynga
2012-08-04 07:29:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of the giants of social gaming is being accused of copyright infringement by Electronic Arts (EA), which claims that certain key elements from their "The Sims Social" title have been blatantly copied in a competing product released by the alleged offender. According to Reuters reporters Malathi Nayak and Gerry Shih the Redwood City, California-based game publisher has filed a 40-page document in which they allege that Zynga...

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2012-07-23 21:07:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rumors have been flying for a while about a new Kindle Fire offering from Amazon. Today, Reuters is quoting Demos Parneros, Staples´ president, saying Amazon could actually release multiple mobile devices as soon as next week. According to Parneros, Amazon has introduced 5 or 6 tablet SKUs in preparation of an imminent launch. Amazon has been rumored before to release a 10-inch version of their Fire tablet, which could put it...

iPhone 5: Another "Confirmation" That Apple Will Change The iPhone Dock
2012-07-23 09:33:50

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One month after we first heard rumors of Apple dropping their long standing 30-pin dock connector in the latest, unreleased iPhone, Reuters has come through with a confirmation of their own. This Reuters “confirmation” can be added to confirmations by the Wall Street Journal that the next iPhone will have a 4-inch screen and be even slimmer than before. At this point, we seem to know a great deal about the...

A Dark Night Arises For 'The Dark Knight'
2012-07-20 14:30:33

redOrbit is joining in solidarity with Tim Tuttle of The New 93Q in Houston, TX, who had this to say on Facebook: "It's pretty apparent that this spineless loser in Colorado decided to ambush & shoot unarmed, innocent people in order to gain fame & notoriety. The Q Morning Zoo has decided to take a stand and never utter his name on our show. Ever! From this day forward he will only be referred to as "The Aurora Gutless Coward." Sorry scumbag, but you don't get a movie or trading...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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