Archive: 04/14/2006

The mood of the Internet

Dutch researcher Maarten de Rijke and his co-workers Gilad Mishne and Krisztian Balog have developed a new programme that can trace and explain significant changes in mood patterns on the Internet. MoodViews ...

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Briton says global warning may up hunger

Britain's top government scientist warns current global warming will raise temperatures enough to put 400 million more people at risk of hunger.

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Nuclear puts renewable energy at risk

A new report from Dr Catherine Mitchell and Dr Bridget Woodman of Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick in the UK, examining the contribution nuclear power could make to the UK's energy 'mix', says that if ...

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Globe Talk: Robots answer to immigration?

Can robots do the dirty work most Americans don't want to do and meet some of the low-wage labor shortage facing the United States? Or better still, could robotic technology be part of the solution to the immigration conundrum ...

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More mumps cases reported in Illinois

Illinois health officials report 17 more cases of mumps, bringing to 63 the total number of those suffering the painful swelling of salivary glands under the jaw.

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First bald eagle chick in 50 years hatches

After years trying to bring bald eagles back to the Channel Islands, wildlife experts announced the first unaided hatching in more than 50 years.

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Wireless World: VCs eye mobile TV, WiFi

The number of new wireless companies funded by venture capitalists is rising, indicating that a "pre-dot-com" boom level of confidence has returned to the market, experts tell United Press International's Wireless World. ...

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Purdue creates simpler alternative for mass spectrometers

Purdue University researchers have developed a relatively simple alternative to sophisticated techniques now used to ionize materials, a critical step needed for chemical analyses involving instruments called ...

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Study: Self harm high among Goth youths

Researchers at the University of Glasgow say they've determined rates of self harm and attempted suicide are high within the Goth youth subculture.

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Study: Fetuses can't feel pain

A senior psychologist at Britain's University of Birmingham says he has found good evidence that fetuses cannot feel pain.

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