Monthly Archives: February 2015

New Horizons probe images a full orbit of Charon around Pluto

The images are still grainy, but NASA’s New Horizons probe is beginning to film Charon traveling in its orbit around Pluto.  Follow this link to see the animated version! Advertisements

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Dwarfed by Big Pharma, Biotech by the numbers

From Bruce Booth’s blog, three charts that illustrate the extent to which large pharma companies dwarf small biotechs.  In total, small biotech firms only spend an estimated $6 billion a year on research and development, approximately equal to Pfizer’s annual R&D budget. From … Continue reading

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More than half a billion users access Facebook only using mobile devices

Are mobile devices a hugely important platform for the digital ecosphere?  Absolutely. TechCrunch.com notes that more than 500 million users access Facebook solely from mobile devices: That’s up from 456 million in the previous quarter, and it’s an increase of … Continue reading

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