Archive: 10/10/2005

Simplest known animals engage in sex

A Yale University study suggests even the most simple of animals engage in sex. Ana Signorovitch and colleagues have demonstrated placozoans, the simplest known free-living animals, undergo a sexual phase in their life cycle.

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Sony Ericsson unveils UMTS P990 smartphone

Sony Ericsson emphasised its continued commitment to Symbian OS today with the announcement of its next generation smartphone to the global development community. The P990 will be the first commercially available smartphone ...

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IBM: No genetic tests for hiring, benefits

The IBM Corp. in Armonk, N.Y., reportedly plans to pledge not to use genetic information in hiring or determining eligibility for healthcare plans.

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Students Learn Better When The Numbers Don't Talk And Dance

Most teachers believe that students learn better when abstract concepts are taught using concrete materials or examples -- but a new study suggests they may be wrong. Researchers found that when college students were taught ...

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Rensselaer engineers to inspect levees

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute scientists are going to New Orleans as part of an expert team investigating levee failures caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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Supercomputers may help oil companies

Ohio State University scientists say oil companies may soon be using supercomputers to solve problems such as how to fight oil spills.

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Few note virtualization's 'stealthy creep'

Virtualization, a concept that replaces the old model of a computer as a single “box” running only its own operating system and storing only its own data in its own format, is likely to revolutionize the IT industry.

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Brain regulates initial stages of sex change in social fish

New findings about how the brain enzyme aromatase influences sex change in social goby fish could help explain the complex interaction among the brain, physiology, and behavior that forms the biological basis of human sexual ...

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