Archive: 02/17/2006

Increase in animals killed by algae toxin

Scientists studying sea lions in California say there's an increase of animals affected by domoic acid, a toxin produced by specific types of algal blooms.

Feb 17, 2006
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Cisco CEO to use 'holistic' security

Network security is evolving from a "pinpoint" system of attacking isolated threats to a large-scale "holistic" approach to security, said John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, at the 2006 RSA Conference.

Feb 17, 2006
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Sharp Introduces 65V-inch LCD Monitor

Sharp will introduce into the Japanese market the PN-655 LCD Monitor made at the Kameyama Plant, which uses a 65V-inch full-spec high-definition LCD panel (resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels).

Feb 17, 2006
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New physics theory resolves mystery of anomalous cosmic rays

When Voyager 1 finally crossed the "termination shock" at the edge of interstellar space in December 2004, space physicists anticipated the long-sought discovery of the source of anomalous cosmic rays. These ...

Feb 17, 2006
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Bird flu vaccine not effective in trial

A highly anticipated bird flu vaccine trial in Australia has proven protective for only a small minority of the 400 volunteers in the clinical trial.

Feb 17, 2006
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Bacterium found to have strange magnetic personality

Researchers led by an MIT graduate student have discovered a bacterium that is a magnetic misfit of sorts. Magnetotactic bacteria contain chains of magnetic iron minerals that allow them to orient in the Earth's ...

Feb 17, 2006
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Nano fights cancer

They are only a few nanometers in size, but their impact is tremendous: The tiny particles drive cancer cells to their death in no time at all. At nano tech 2006 in Japan from February 21 to 23 Fraunhofer researchers ...

Feb 17, 2006
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