Archive: 14/06/2010

Heart pumps save lives

Heart failure is a very common condition: around 200,000 people in Sweden have been diagnosed with the disease. Some patients with life-threatening heart failure can be helped by mechanical heart pumps, reveals a thesis from ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Medical research
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Aircraft cause precipitation, hole-punch clouds

As turboprop and jet aircraft climb or descend under certain atmospheric conditions, they can inadvertently seed mid-level clouds and cause narrow bands of snow or rain to develop and fall to the ground, new research finds. ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Starbucks: Free Wi-Fi at 6,700 US sites

(AP) -- Starbucks Corp. will begin offering unlimited free wireless Internet access at all company-operated U.S. locations starting July 1, part of an ongoing effort to bring more customers in the door.

dateJun 14, 2010 in Telecom
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Scientists develop tech to track carbon dioxide

(AP) -- Scientists have developed a method for detecting and tracking carbon dioxide deep underground, giving the federal government an important tool as people look for ways to keep carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Hand study reveals brain's distorted body model

Our brains contain a highly distorted model of our own bodies, according to new research by scientists at UCL (University College London). A study published today, which focussed on the brain's representation of the hand, ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Neuroscience
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