Archive: 1/05/2009

Chip sales down 30 pct in March: SIA

Global semiconductor sales fell nearly 30 percent in March compared with a year ago but improved slightly over the previous month, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said Friday.

dateMay 01, 2009 in Business
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Forest Service closes caves to stop bat fungus

(AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service is closing thousands of caves and former mines in national forests in 33 states in an effort to control a fungus that has already killed an estimated 500,000 bats.

dateMay 01, 2009 in Ecology
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How thermal-imaging cameras can spot flu fevers

(AP) -- To screen passengers for swine flu and other contagious diseases, some airports use thermal imaging cameras to see whether travelers have fevers, without having to stick thermometers in their mouths. So how do the ...

dateMay 01, 2009 in Other
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Shift in simulation superiority

Science and engineering are advancing rapidly in part due to ever more powerful computer simulations, yet the most advanced supercomputers require programming skills that all too few U.S. researchers possess. At the same ...

dateMay 01, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Sea Salt Holds Clues to Climate Change

( -- We know that average sea levels have risen over the past century, and that global warming is to blame. But what is climate change doing to the saltiness, or salinity, of our oceans?

dateMay 01, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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