Archive: 04/07/2011

It's a wrap! Nanowire opens gate to new devices

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an interesting feat of nanoscale engineering, researchers at Lund University in Sweden and the University of New South Wales have made the first nanowire transistor featuring a concentric ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Nanophysics
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UQ solar array reaches milestone

The University of Queensland's $7.75 million solar power system at St Lucia in Brisbane has reached a milestone, with installation completed on one of the project's most visible components.

dateApr 07, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Allergic to home

Building characteristics — public housing or private duplex, tall or short, new or old — are associated with indoor allergens, according to a new study by Northeastern researchers. The report, published in the Journal ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Health
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New heights for Australian beer lovers

The first space tourist flights may be several years away but a group of thirsty Australian scientists are at work on the critical question -- what makes a top zero-gravity beer?

dateApr 07, 2011 in Other
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Hong Kong moves to restrict mainland babies

Hong Kong says it will restrict the number of mainland Chinese women allowed to give birth in the city's hospitals which are struggling to cope with the tens of thousands who arrive each year.

dateApr 07, 2011 in Other
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Australia proposes tough cigarette packaging rules

(AP) -- Tobacco companies in Australia will be forced to strip all logos from their cigarette packages and replace them with graphic images such as cancer-riddled mouths and sickly children under legislation unveiled Thursday ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Health
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Samsung Electronics suffers fall in 1Q earnings

(AP) -- Samsung Electronics has suffered a sharp fall in first quarter earnings as competition in the tablet computer market and weakness in its liquid crystal display business offset strength in semiconductors.

dateApr 07, 2011 in Business
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Chinese ministry, WHO warn of antibiotic overuse

(AP) -- Drug-resistant forms of diseases such as tuberculosis are on the rise in China because of the overuse of antibiotics and urgent action is needed to reverse the problem, the Health Ministry and the World Health Organization ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Medications
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Synthetic drugs send thousands to ER

(AP) -- Until he tried a marijuana look-alike product called "K2," David Rozga's most dubious decision was getting a Green Bay Packers tattoo on his shoulder.

dateApr 07, 2011 in Health
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