Archive: 01/04/2011

CDC: Seat belt use reaches 85 percent

(AP) -- Nearly six in seven U.S. adults now wear seat belts, an increase in driver safety that health officials say has helped cut motor vehicle deaths and injuries.

dateJan 04, 2011 in Health
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New computer chips help PCs compete with tablets

Semiconductor companies are whipping up a new generation of chips to bring richer video and better battery life to personal computers and help them hold off threats from tablets and increasingly powerful smart ...

dateJan 04, 2011 in Hardware
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Research makes plant breeding easier

University of Illinois research has resulted in the development of a novel and widely applicable molecular tool that can serve as a road map for making plant breeding easier to understand. Researchers developed ...

dateJan 04, 2011 in Biotechnology
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STAR TRAK for January 2011

As the new year begins, Jupiter will be the only planet visible after sunset, about halfway up the sky in the south-southwest. It will dominate the evening sky as the brightest object in view. January will ...

dateJan 04, 2011 in Space Exploration
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