Archive: 06/01/2011

60-second review: Auto-vacuuming robots

This column kicks off our series on gadgets to help you achieve your New Year's Resolution. Today's review: the latest in auto-vacuuming robots to aid our lazy readers who resolve to have a cleaner home. One is the Roomba, ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Do synthetic food colors cause hyperactivity?

Food coloring is the reason glace cherries are red rather than beige and that children's tongues sometimes appear freakishly blue. But man-made dyes may do more than make processed food look vibrant and whimsical. Some blame ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Health
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Microsoft's answer to the iPad is still in pieces

(AP) -- Instead of unveiling an elegant response to the iPad, Microsoft came to the tech industry's premier gadget show with a collection of exposed computer guts, news about microchips and a shallow preview of yet another ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Business
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FACT CHECK: Mass bird, fish deaths occur regularly

(AP) -- First, the blackbirds fell out of the sky on New Year's Eve in Arkansas. In recent days, wildlife have mysteriously died in big numbers: 2 million fish in the Chesapeake Bay, 150 tons of red tilapia in Vietnam, 40,000 ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Ecology
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Will autism fraud report be a vaccine booster?

(AP) -- This week more shame was heaped upon the discredited British researcher whose work gave rise to the childhood-vaccines-cause-autism movement, as a prominent medical journal published a report that the man had faked ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Other
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Moths tell us how organisms use resources

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a one-of-its-kind flight arena, University of Arizona entomologist Goggy Davidowitz and his group study how giant hawk moths use energy resources for two of nature's most costly evolutionary traits: ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Electrifying new way to clean dirty water

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Utah researchers developed a new concept in water treatment: an electrobiochemical reactor in which a low electrical voltage is applied to microbes to help them quickly and efficiently remove ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Engineering
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