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Europe's LHC To Run At Half-Energy Through 2011

dolphin558 European hi-tech projects - track record (194 comments)

Too bad the Superconducting Super Collider was cancelled here in the States. I highly doubt we would have had so many issues and delays. The "trains would have run on time" Whenever I hear of exciting projects like these that are European led or international collaboration (U.S./E.U.) I become deeply concerned of debilitating cost overruns or technical failures. Happens almost everytime. Mars Beagle, Cassini Huygens, LHC - to name a few examples.

more than 4 years ago

Lockheed Gets $485M From NASA To Create MAVEN Craft

dolphin558 Mars Oddyssey (94 comments)

It's easy to forget about Mars Oddyssey. Did any major scientific discoveries/confirmations come out of this ongoing mission?

more than 6 years ago



Google-bot inadvertently sparks $1 billion run

dolphin558 dolphin558 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dolphin558 writes "The comedy of errors began with just one reader who went to the South Florida Sun Sentinel's website and viewed a 2002 article on United Airlines' bankruptcy.

That single visit in the early hours of Sunday morning, a period of low traffic, apparently bumped it into a "Popular Stories" in the business section.

At 1:37am, an electronic Google program swept through the paper's website for new stories and spotted the link.

Google says its program scanned the piece and, seeing there was no 2002 dateline, indexed the article for inclusion on its news pages.

Three minutes and two seconds later, Google News readers started viewing the story on the Sun Sentinel's Web site.

Florida investment firm found the story on Monday morning with a Google search and posted a summary on the Bloomberg financial information service.

That visibility — Bloomberg is seen by thousands of investment managers and traders — sparked the run on United shares.


dolphin558 dolphin558 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

dolphin558 writes "Article

The latest NPD sales figures show continuing dominance for Nintendo as the GBA outsells Sony's PS3 — but its predecessor, PlayStation 2, is still doing better than Xbox 360. NPD data for April reveals that at the Nintendo DS is at the top of the pile with 471,000 units sold. The supply-constrained Wii shifted 360,000 units. Nearer the bottom of the hardware market is Sony's recently released PlayStation 3 which has sold 82,000 units in the past month, while the ageing Game Boy Advance outsold the next-gen console by 2000 units. However, Sony's PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable continue to perform well in the market, with sales of 194,000 units and 183,000 respectively."


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