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Christmas comes early for Germany after 55-billion-euro accounting error. The discovery of a whopping accounting error has made Germany instantly 55.5 billon euros ($78.5 billion) richer.

Christmas comes early for Germany after 55-billion-euro accounting error

The error was caused by a double booking at the state-owned bad bank, created to handle the toxic assets of bankrupt Hypo Real Estate bank, which was nationalized in 2009. Freeing up the cash means that German national debt, as a percentage of gross domestic product, dropped from 83.7 to 81.1 percent. Dopamine release in human brain tracked at microsecond timescale reveals decision-making. Public release date: 28-Oct-2011 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Paula 540-526-2027Virginia Tech Roanoke, Va. – A research team led by investigators at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has demonstrated the first rapid measurements of dopamine release in a human brain and provided preliminary evidence that the neurotransmitter can be tracked in its movement between brain cells while a subject expresses decision-making behavior.

Dopamine release in human brain tracked at microsecond timescale reveals decision-making

"In an experiment where we measured dopamine release while a subject made investment decisions in a stock market trading game, we showed that dopamine tracks changes in the value of the market," said Read Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and professor of physics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech. Why The Flu Virus Is More Infectious In Cold Winter Temperatures. A finding by a team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health may account for why the flu virus is more infectious in cold winter temperatures than during the warmer months.

Why The Flu Virus Is More Infectious In Cold Winter Temperatures

At winter temperatures, the virus’s outer covering, or envelope, hardens to a rubbery gel that could shield the virus as it passes from person to person, the researchers have found. At warmer temperatures, however, the protective gel melts to a liquid phase. But this liquid phase apparently isn’t tough enough to protect the virus against the elements, and so the virus loses its ability to spread from person to person. “The study results open new avenues of research for thwarting winter flu outbreaks,” said National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Director Duane Alexander. [1110.5019] Mass of the universe in a black hole. Cycling glove.

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Cycling glove

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Influenced by national syndicalism, fascism originated in Italy during World War I, combining more typically right-wing positions with elements of left-wing politics, in opposition to communism, socialism, liberal democracy and traditional conservatism. Although fascism is usually placed on the far right on the traditional left–right spectrum, fascists themselves and some commentators have said that the description is inadequate. [3][4][5] Inside Google Plus. The positive response to Google+ has been sweet vindication for Bradley Horowitz, Google's VP of products.Photo: Pamela Littky For all of Google’s successes, the company has an underwhelming track record when it comes to social networks.

Inside Google Plus

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Deadmau5 drops beats at The Fillmore

Known for his signature mask and “1337 speak” nom de plume, Deadmau5 played two nights at the Fillmore for the Detroit leg of his North American Meowington’s Hax tour, named after his pet cat. I was there Friday night for the second show, this one exclusively 18 and up. Although this narrowed the demographic a bit, the crowd was still pretty diverse, from the usual neon- and mesh-covered ravers to fist pumping “bro” types, to older, 30-something transplants “just hangin’ out” after a week at the office. Unified Modeling Language.

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a general-purpose modeling language in the field of software engineering, which is designed to provide a standard way to visualize the design of a system.[1]

Unified Modeling Language

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Oracle Corporation

The company specializes in developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products – particularly its own brands of database management systems. Oracle is the second-largest software maker by revenue, after Microsoft.[3] The company also builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, customer relationship management (CRM) software and supply chain management (SCM) software.

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Ellen Barkin

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