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Seven days: 410 November 2011

The week in science: China's first docking in space; six men complete 520-day virtual mission to Mars; and GSK pays US$3billion to settle investigations.


Artificial intelligence finds fossil sites

Palaeontologists use computer neural network and satellite images to work out where to dig.


US lawsuit extends thalidomide's reach

Drug blamed for a broader range of harmful effects.


Experience counts for Nobel laureates

Study of prizewinning scientists suggests greatest discoveries are now made by middle-aged researchers, not young ones.


Seth Stein: The quake killer

The US government says that a huge earthquake risk lurks in the heart of the country, where a series of large shocks hit 200 years ago. Seth Stein says that kind of warning is dead wrong.


Fresh dispute about MMR 'fraud'

Pathology records are at the centre of a new disagreement over disgraced medic Andrew Wakefield.


The pollinator crisis: What's best for bees

Pollinating insects are in crisis. Understanding bees' relationships with introduced species could help.


Aid organizations tap into social-science expertise

Behavioural and cultural studies seen as key to success of public-health initiatives.


Drug research feels Europe's pain

Pharma companies see drops in revenue amid European austerity measures.


A struggle for power

Brazil is developing the last great untapped reserve of hydroelectricity, the Amazon basin.


The road to fraud starts with a single step

The extensive academic fraud of Diederik Stapel has rocked science. Social psychologist Jennifer Crocker traces the destructive path that cheats follow.


Corrections


Time is running out for the leap second

Abolition would see 'official' time unmoored from the Sun.


Dragon offers ticket to Mars

A cargo carrier designed for low Earth orbit could provide a cheap route to the red planet.


Tyrannosaurs were power-walkers

Limb analysis suggests dinosaurs moved with short, fast strides.




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Keeping in Touch Isn't Getting Easier - telecommunication services and equipment update - Product Announcement, With more and more telecom gadgets from which to choose, staying in front of the wave gets to be complicated. Here's an update.
Breaking the loop - regulation of telecommunication services and equipment industries - Brief Article, In 1981 Bill Gates predicted that 640,000 bytes of memory ought to be enough fop anyone -- and if he couldn't get it right, who can predict the future of local loop unbundling? Independent consultant Maev Sullivan throws caution to the wind.
Putting grids on the telecom map: envisioning the network operator as provider of "surge" services, Grid computing, the linking together of computers using open standards and architecture to achieve supercomputer performance, may transform the U.S. telecom industry. This was one conclusion of a special telecom session at March's Global Grid Forum meeting in Berlin. Why might this farfetched idea be true?
Family CONNECTIONS - telecommunication services Until Americans can get all their telecom services in one neat package, families like the Harrisons are piecing together their own network.