Archive: 05/12/2010

Florida braces for oil spill impact

Florida environmental authorities Wednesday declared a final emergency order ahead of the arrival in the state's northwest of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

May 12, 2010
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The strongest animal in the world

The world's strongest animal, the copepod, is barely 1 mm long. It shows that copepods - in relation to their size - are more than 10 times as strong as has been previously documented for any other animal.

May 12, 2010
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Researchers discover additional benefit of vitamin A

Vitamin A is critical to maternal health and child survival, yet in most developing countries Vitamin A deficiency is a leading cause of blindness and increased child mortality. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public ...

May 12, 2010
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IBM expects earnings of $20 per share in 2015

(AP) -- IBM Corp. said Wednesday it expects to earn at least $20 per share in 2015, excluding some acquisition and pension-related costs - a forecast that reflects the growing importance of IBM's hugely profitable software ...

May 12, 2010
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Nerves under control

The proper transmission of nerve signals along body nerves requires an insulation layer, named myelin sheath. To be efficient this sheath is designed to have a certain thickness and Swiss researchers from ...

May 12, 2010
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