Archive: 07/16/2010

The city, 2.0. (w/ Video)

Augmented reality tours of real monuments, instant visualisation of virtual objects on living cityscapes and user-generated, digital story telling around famous landmarks are just some of the new applications ...

Jul 16, 2010
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Gannett to partner with Yahoo on local advertising

(AP) -- Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, is partnering with Yahoo Inc. to sell local online advertising. It's a deal that could help Gannett boost revenue as its traditional print business declines.

Jul 16, 2010
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FDA says breast cancer drug did not extend lives

(AP) -- Federal health scientists said Friday that follow-up studies of a Roche breast cancer drug show it failed to slow tumor growth or extend patient lives, opening the door for a potential withdrawal in that indication.

Jul 16, 2010
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WHO criticizes Amnesty report into NKorea health

(AP) -- The World Health Organization found itself Friday in the strange position of defending North Korea's health care system from an Amnesty International report, three months after WHO's director described medicine in ...

Jul 16, 2010
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Advanced weapon system helps ONR respond to Navy needs

The Low-Cost Imaging Terminal Seeker (LCITS), an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored technology, could soon give the U.S. Navy and coalition military ships an upper hand in swiftly defeating multiaxis attacks by small ...

Jul 16, 2010
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Scientists identify nature's insect repellents

In the battle between insect predators and their prey, chemical signals called kairomones serve as an early-warning system. Pervasively emitted by the predators, the compounds are detected by their prey, and can even trigger ...

Jul 16, 2010
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Cancer drugs may help stop major parasite

A parasite estimated to afflict as many as 12 million people worldwide relies on a family of genes that should make it vulnerable to compounds developed to treat cancer and other disorders, researchers at ...

Jul 16, 2010
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