Archive: 12/09/2006

Bird flu virus strain found in Maryland

U.S. scientists say an H5N1 avian influenza virus found earlier this month in Maryland is a low pathogenic subtype and poses no threat to humans.

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Study: Live H5N1 virus vaccines effective

U.S. scientists say live, weakened versions of differing strains of avian flu viruses have offered protection when tested in mice and ferrets.

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Study: Attention can impair perception

We normally think of paying attention to an object as a way to better perceive it, but U.S. scientists say sustained attention might worsen perception.

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Informal 'quotas' are common, study shows

Affirmative action is just one example of a much more pervasive and deeply rooted human tendency to even out the numbers of people from different social categories, according to University of Michigan researchers.

dateSep 12, 2006 in Other
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IBM Makes First Cell Computer Generally Available

IBM today announced that it is making its first computing system based on the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) generally available on a global basis, with early adopters such as University of Manchester, RapidMind, Inc. and ...

dateSep 12, 2006 in Hardware
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Trenches create memory space

The requirements are tightening up. Computers are having to become more and more efficient. A new technology boosts memory capacity: etching the silicon wafer creates deep trenches that increase its capacity to store data.

dateSep 12, 2006 in Semiconductors
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