Archive: 08/15/2006

Mental retardation cause detailed

European and U.S. studies describe a recurrent cause of mental retardation resulting from the deletion of a big segment of DNA from chromosome 17.

Aug 15, 2006
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Multi-sensory training: Faster learning

U.S. scientists from Boston University and UCLA say the use of multi-sensory training programs helps people improve low-level perceptual task learning.

Aug 15, 2006
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British hunters kill 22M birds each year

Researchers say more than 22 million birds are shot legally in Britain every year -- part of a European total of more than 100 million.

Aug 15, 2006
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Rapid HIV test found highly effective

A study to be presented this week at the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto demonstrates that the new rapid HIV testing protocol is very effective for insuring that people learn whether or not they are infected.

Aug 15, 2006
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A Microscopic Solution to an Enormous Problem

Hydrogen—the most plentiful element in the Universe—could potentially meet much of the world's demand for energy while reducing or eliminating our dependence on carbon-based fuels. The promise of carbon-free ...

Aug 15, 2006
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Atoms looser than expected

All the atoms in the universe just got looser, at least in the eyes of humans. No, the laws of physics didn't change overnight, but our knowledge of how strong atoms are held together did have to be readjusted a bit in light ...

Aug 15, 2006
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Building a Ship Outside a Shipyard

It’s not your typical shipbuilder’s site. In fact, it’s not your typical ship. There are no outfitting piers or full-service bulkheads. No sights of yellow hard hats or sounds of beeping trucks with back-up ...

Aug 15, 2006
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