Archive: 05/13/2009

VHS virus infects fish via their gills

Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) is a highly contagious disease of rainbow trout in fresh water, causing great economic loss in the European trout farming industry. In his doctorate, Bjørn Erik ...

May 13, 2009
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Ancient trading raft sails anew

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time in nearly 500 years, a full-size balsa-wood raft just like those used in pre-Columbian Pacific trade took to the water on Sunday, May 10. Only this time, instead of the ...

May 13, 2009
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Implant monitors tumors

Surgical removal of a tissue sample is now the standard for diagnosing cancer. Such procedures, known as biopsies, are accurate but only offer a snapshot of the tumor at a single moment in time.

May 13, 2009
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Here's a guide to social networking for clueless adults

Welcome to Facebook, children of the 20th century. Since the social network, initially developed for students, relaxed its rules in 2006 to let in pretty much anyone older than 13, millions of users who predate the Internet ...

May 13, 2009
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Huge drop in clean-tech venture funding

Investments in clean-tech startups plummeted in the first quarter of 2009 compared with recent quarters, according to a report issued this week by Ernst & Young.

May 13, 2009
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Character: The next great gaming frontier?

Recent releases like "Gears of War 2" and "Killzone 2" have offered gamers visual fidelity of unparalleled quality. For over a decade, improving visuals has been the focal point of development in gaming, and titles have ...

May 13, 2009
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Abalone are treasured -- nearly to extinction

The authorities popped him near the docks in Port Angeles. On a March afternoon in 1994, a sleek fishing boat -- not-so-subtly named the Abalone Made -- came ashore after puttering around Freshwater Bay. The waiting cops ...

May 13, 2009
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Star Trek movie inspires apps

I just got back from seeing the new "Star Trek" movie and I give it five out of five hard drives. I've been a big fan of "Star Trek" and most of its spin-offs throughout the years. I remember watching the original TV show ...

May 13, 2009
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