Archive: 05/12/2009

Dell bans e-waste export to developing countries

(AP) -- PC maker Dell Inc. formally banned on Tuesday the export of broken computers, monitors and parts to developing countries amid complaints that lax enforcement of environmental and worker-safety regulations have allowed ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Other
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A genome may reduce your carbon footprint

With the costs of genome sequencing rapidly decreasing, and with the infrastructure now developed for almost anyone with access to a computer to cheaply store, access, and analyze sequence information, emphasis is increasingly ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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22-year study finds adults aren't active enough

A new study has sounded the alarm that the majority of Canadian adults are inactive over their lifespan and don't exercise enough during their leisure time. Published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition an ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Health
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Ion trap quantum computing

(PhysOrg.com) -- “Right now, classical computers are faster than quantum computers,” René Stock tells PhysOrg.com. “The goal of quantum computing is to eventually speed up the time scale of solving certain import ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Quantum Physics feature
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Worldwide success in treatment of liver tumors

Leicester consultant surgeon who has developed a pioneering technique using microwaves to destroy liver tumours has treated more than 100 patients in the UK and other patients are now being treated internationally.

dateMay 12, 2009 in Cancer
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