Archive: 13/04/2006

Interstellar chemical tamed in the lab at UCR

Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have created in the laboratory a type of molecules thought to exist only in interstellar space, which may have valuable applications in chemical industry.

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Laser wave steers electrons in chemical bonds

As is now reported in Science, a team of scientists from the Netherlands (FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics) and Germany (Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching and the Universities of Bielefeld and ...

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Analysis: British law may hurt Indian outsourcers

A law introduced in Britain last week to protect the rights of workers laid off by offshoring and outsourcing could not only potentially leave Indian business process outsourcing (BPO) service providers with huge liabilities ...

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Forget better mouse traps: save the forest

Wildlife Conservation Society scientists in New York say the most cost-effective way to control rats on the Fiji Islands is to protect standing forests.

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Software tool helps hazmat crews

Scientists at Georgia Tech in Atlanta have developed software for hand-held computers designed to quickly identify chemicals during an emergency.

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In Brief: Britain to study national broadband access

Britain's Office of Communications is embarking on a study of broadband providers. Specifically, Ofcom will be examining how easy it is for users to switch from one provider to another without sacrificing connectivity.

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Plants That Can Eat Arsenic

Environmental arsenic pollution is a serious and growing environmental problem, especially on the Indian subcontinent. Researchers at the University of Georgia had, several years ago, used genetic techniques to create "arsenic-eating" ...

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Eel-like catfish can 'walk' on land

A researcher at Belgium's Ghent University reportedly has discovered an eel-like catfish that can wriggle out of the water to stalk prey on land.

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