Archive: 02/13/2006

Ground broken on Nevada solar plant

Ground was broken for the construction of a 300-acre solar power plant in Boulder City, Nev., expected to meet the power demands of about 40,000 households.

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Media publicity best for drug warnings

A Bristol University study shows media coverage concerning a drug's adverse reactions is much more effective than official regulatory announcements.

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Study: Patients often don't report pain

A Rochester, Minn., study finds more than 20 percent of people with chronic pain don't seek medical help, suggesting many have unmet pain care needs.

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Briefs: Big wireless TV announcement expected

Europe's first nationwide cell-phone television service was expected to be announced Monday. The Financial Times said Microsoft, BT and Virgin Mobile were teaming up to launch the service around the middle of the year that ...

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Theft of a million stars

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, a team of Italian astronomers reveal the troubled past of the stellar cluster Messier 12 – our Milky Way galaxy ‘stole’ close to one million low-mass stars from it.

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Early California: A killing field

Research shatters utopian myth, finds Indians decimated bird "The wild geese and every species of water fowl darkened the surface of every bay � in flocks of millions�. When disturbed, they arose ...

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Tech gifts say 'iLove you' for men

For many guys, nothing says "I love you" like an iPod. According to a survey by IOGEAR Inc., 61 percent of men said they would rather receive a tech gadget of some sort than the traditional candy or flowers ...

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Networking: Laggards and 'freaks'

Are you a laggard cubicle dweller? An early-adopting connectivity junkie? Or a PIM -- personal information management -- freak? Whatever the situation may be, developers of networks are increasingly stratifying their marketing ...

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Reversible microlenses to speed chemical detection

Scientists at Georgia Tech have created technology capable of detecting trace amounts of biological or chemical agents in a matter of seconds, much faster than traditional methods, which can take hours or up ...

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