Archive: 02/04/2010

Mining destruction for data to help others

William Holmes was at his desk at a downtown San Francisco engineering firm when a message from the U.S. Geological Survey flashed onto his computer screen: A magnitude 7.0 earthquake had struck 10 miles from the Haitian ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Bacteria toxic to wound-treating maggots

Bacteria that infect chronic wounds can be deadly to maggot 'biosurgeons' used to treat the lesions, show researchers writing in the journal Microbiology. The findings could lead to more effective treatment of wounds and th ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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FDA concerned dissolvable tobacco appeals to kids

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is saying in letters to two tobacco companies that flavored, dissolvable tobacco products - that the agency compares with candy and says contain a lot of nicotine - could be particularly ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Health
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Microsoft and NSF enable research in the cloud

Microsoft Corp. and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced an agreement that will offer individual researchers and research groups selected through NSF's merit review process free access to advanced cloud computing ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Other
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Airport security is a tech-firm gold rush

For airline passengers, the attempted Christmas Day attack and a directive by President Obama to pursue advanced screening technology will certainly mean added security procedures at airports.

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Business
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