Archive: 02/14/2006

Japan's law to favor online shoppers

Shopping online is not only convenient, but it also allows consumers to buy products beyond borders easily. So it is easy enough for those living in one country to buy the product of another, assuming that they are willing ...

Feb 14, 2006
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Study: Southern kids are sicker than most

A University of Florida study suggests children living in the South are up to three times more likely to battle poor health than other U.S. children.

Feb 14, 2006
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Samsung Develops Ultra-fast Graphics Memory

Samsung Electronics announced that it has developed the world’s fastest graphics memory - a GDDR4 graphics DRAM chip with much faster processing than an earlier version that Samsung led the industry in prototyping ...

Feb 14, 2006
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Study: Consumers distort information to support their preferences

A new report co-authored by Margaret Meloy, assistant professor of marketing at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, finds that the order in which people receive information about two similar products has a strong influence ...

Feb 14, 2006
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Cassini cameras spot powerful new lightning storm on Saturn

Following the recent detection of Saturnian radio bursts by NASA's Cassini spacecraft that indicated a rare and powerful atmospheric storm, Cassini imaging scientists have spotted the storm in an unlikely fashion: ...

Feb 14, 2006
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Expedition discovers marine treasures

An underwater mountain that forms the world's third-largest atoll has some of the richest diversity of marine life ever found in the Caribbean, according to scientists who recently explored the area.

Feb 14, 2006
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Britain fights disposable 'nappies'

Local officials across Britain are offering incentives to parents who stop using disposable diapers, or "nappies," that are swamping landfill sites.

Feb 14, 2006
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Scientists to perfect the perfect rose

David Murdock, owner of the Dole Food Co. -- North America's largest marketer and importer of cut flowers -- is seeking the "perfect" rose.

Feb 14, 2006
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Experts question generic bird flu vaccine

A bird flu vaccine ordered by the British government in an effort to prevent a pandemic may be ineffective, The Times of London reported Tuesday.

Feb 14, 2006
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New British egg donation rules expected

British women will soon be allowed to donate eggs for cloning experiments that promise new therapies for diseases, The Times of London reported Tuesday.

Feb 14, 2006
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Race matters to 3-month-olds, study finds

You should judge someone not by the color of his skin, civil-rights leader Martin Luther King declared 43 years ago, but by the content of his character. Yet new research suggests that to achieve this ideal, you may have ...

Feb 14, 2006
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