Archive: 05/11/2010

Dinosaur research: Chew and stay small

There is a simple rule of thumb. The larger an animal is, the more time it spends eating. This means an elephant hardly has time to sleep. It spends 18 hours every day satisfying its huge appetite. 'This led ...

May 11, 2010
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Study links obesity with lowest earnings

A new UC Davis study has found that minimum-wage employees are more likely to be obese than those who earn higher wages, adding to growing evidence that being poor is a risk factor for unhealthy weight.

May 11, 2010
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Nokia shakes up management to tackle rivals

(AP) -- Nokia Corp. will reshuffle its management in mobile devices to tackle growing competition from rivals in smart phones and high-end mobile computers, the company said Tuesday.

May 11, 2010
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Toshiba to spend big on chips, nuclear power

(AP) -- Toshiba Corp. unveiled an ambitious three-year agenda Tuesday, aiming to quadruple profits and spend $14 billion to amplify its strengths in semiconductors and nuclear power.

May 11, 2010
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US transport chief rides 300-mph Japanese maglev

(AP) -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took a ride Tuesday on the fastest passenger train in the world, a Japanese maglev, as part of Tokyo's sales pitch for billions of dollars in high-speed train contracts from ...

May 11, 2010
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Graphene transistor could advance nanodevices

(PhysOrg.com) -- For years, scientists and researchers have been looking into the properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene for use in nanoelectronics. "There is no real mass application of devices based ...

May 11, 2010 feature
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Rare toxic algae identified

Scientists have identified an unusual species of pathogenic algae that causes human skin infections, described in a new study in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. The finding should improv ...

May 11, 2010
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