Archive: 12/11/2009

The 'sci' behind the 'fi'

As the voyagers of the Starship Enterprise boldly went to explore new worlds week after week on Star Trek, they used a host of futuristic technologies — including tricorders, holodecks, teleportation systems ...

Dec 11, 2009
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Whitman pledges not in Craigslist contract

(AP) -- Assurances that former eBay CEO Meg Whitman gave Craigslist's officials before eBay bought into the online classifieds company were never put in writing, the founder of Craigslist acknowledged Friday.

Dec 11, 2009
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Novel drug combo improves breast cancer survival

(AP) -- Some women with very advanced breast cancer may have a new treatment option. A combination of two drugs that more precisely target tumors significantly extended the lives of women who had stopped responding to other ...

Dec 11, 2009
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How to Set Achievable Wellness Goals

(PhysOrg.com) -- Small decisions, made throughout the day, are reflected in overall health and wellness. These decisions help achieve countless goals every day. Wellness goals can be as small as “I’m going to get eight ...

Dec 11, 2009
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Neuroscience in the driving seat

It emerged today that more drivers are using hand-held mobile phones than two years ago, despite the introduction of tougher penalties. The Transport Research Laboratory is worried because phone-using drivers ...

Dec 11, 2009
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A social network that ballooned

(PhysOrg.com) -- On Tuesday, Dec. 1, members of the MIT Media Lab’s Human Dynamics Laboratory received an e-mail with a $40,000 proposition. The U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects ...

Dec 11, 2009
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