Archive: 06/12/2006

Scientists observe gene pulsing activity

U.S. scientists say they've observed for the first time that gene expression can occur in the form of discrete "pulses" of gene activity.

Jun 12, 2006
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Backs to the Future

New analysis of the language and gesture of South America's indigenous Aymara people indicates they have a concept of time opposite to all the world's studied cultures -- so that the past is ahead of them and ...

Jun 12, 2006
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GM hybrid peppers developed in Israel

Israeli researchers have produced genetically modified hybrid peppers that can be raised with minimal protection under moderate winter conditions.

Jun 12, 2006
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New Microsoft Office seeks flexibility

Microsoft's new Office Business Applications program seeks to give individual employees more flexibility in accessing the computer information they need.

Jun 12, 2006
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XMM-Newton spots the greatest of great balls of fire

Thanks to data from ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray satellite, a team of international scientists found a comet-like ball of gas over a thousand million times the mass of the sun hurling through a distant galaxy cluster ...

Jun 12, 2006
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Book lists rare species found in Scotland

Scientists are lauding a new book from the Scottish Natural Heritage that catalogues more than 1,000 rare species found in the Cairngorm Mountains.

Jun 12, 2006
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'Cool girls' valuable online ad targets

In the social hierarchy of high school, the cool girl reigns supreme, with those around her trying to be like her. This common imagery is not only true but is valuable information for advertisers, according to a recent study ...

Jun 12, 2006
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Networking: Investors eye power-line trend

Institutional and individual investors are eagerly examining prospects in the so-called broadband over power line (BPL) market and are helping finance proof-of-concept projects in the field, experts tell UPI's ...

Jun 12, 2006
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Ericsson sells defense business to Saab

Sweden's Ericsson will be selling its defense business to Saab. The electronics group will be selling Ericsson Microwave Systems AB as well as its 40-percent stake in Saab Ericsson Space to Saab. The deal is expected to ...

Jun 12, 2006
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