Archive: 10/10/2005

Deep sleep may be in your genes

Swiss scientists at the University of Zurich say they've identified a genetic variation that may explain why some people sleep better than others.

Oct 10, 2005
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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.

Oct 10, 2005
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Computer predicts quakes in S.F. area

Scientists say the San Francisco Bay Area has a 25-percent chance of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake during the next 20 years.

Oct 10, 2005
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Intel Ships Multi-Core Server Platforms

Intel Corporation today announced the availability of its first dual-core, hyper-threaded Intel Xeon processor for dual processor servers. The new processor helps to improve the performance and response time of multi-threaded ...

Oct 10, 2005
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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 ...

Oct 10, 2005
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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.

Oct 10, 2005
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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 tau ...

Oct 10, 2005
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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.

Oct 10, 2005
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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.

Oct 10, 2005
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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.

Oct 10, 2005
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Spin Structure of Protons and Neutrons

Normally, we think of building blocks as static objects. For instance, the brick and mortar used to build the local bank remain pretty much the same from the day it's built to the day it's torn down. But the ...

Oct 10, 2005
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NMR Technology Comes to the Lab on a Chip

A breakthrough in the technology of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), one of the most powerful analytic tools known to science, is opening the door to new applications in microfluidic chips, devices for studying ...

Oct 10, 2005
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