Archive: 04/06/2009

Electrosmog on the circuit board

Their miniature size is their strength - and also their weakness. Be it in cell phones, cars or computers, electronic components are getting smaller and smaller and increasingly powerful. The smaller they ...

dateApr 06, 2009 in Engineering
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3-year-olds get the point

Dogs and small children who share similar social environments appear to understand human gestures in comparable ways, according to Gabriella Lakatos from Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary, and her team. Looking at ...

dateApr 06, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Keeping the heat down

(PhysOrg.com) -- Electronic products are having to accommodate more and more components, all of which generate heat. Too much heat could put laptops and other devices out of action, so manufacturers equip ...

dateApr 06, 2009 in Materials Science
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Taiwan's HTC says profit down 30 percent

Taiwan's smartphone maker HTC Corp posted a year-on-year 30 percent fall in first quarter net profit as the global economic meltdown hit sales, the company said Monday.

dateApr 06, 2009 in Business
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'Super Sherpa' climbs to clean up Everest

Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than anyone in history, and now he is heading back up Mount Everest, not for the fame or glory, but in the name of environmental protection.

dateApr 06, 2009 in Environment
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Gutsy germs succumb to baby broccoli (w/Videos)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A small, pilot study in 50 people in Japan suggests that eating two and a half ounces of broccoli sprouts daily for two months may confer some protection against a rampant stomach bug that ...

dateApr 06, 2009 in Cancer
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Poison: It's what's for dinner

As the U.S. Southwest grew warmer from 18,700 to 10,000 years ago, juniper trees vanished from what is now the Mojave Desert, robbing packrats of their favorite food. Now, University of Utah biologists have ...

dateApr 06, 2009 in Ecology
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