Archive: 02/17/2011

Mobile ads boom raises privacy concerns

A boom in mobile adverts that can target individual smartphone and tablet users is raising deep concerns over the protection of private data, industry leaders say.

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Telecom
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How to fight winter's ailments

The weather in North Carolina may be warm today, but some areas of the state saw snow less than a week ago. And we're likely to see more cold weather, maybe even more snow, before winter officially comes to ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Health
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The brain as a 'task machine'

The portion of the brain responsible for visual reading doesn't require vision at all, according to a new study published online on February 17 in Current Biology. Brain imaging studies of blind people as they read words ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Eggs' quality control mechanism explained

To protect the health of future generations, body keeps a careful watch on its precious and limited supply of eggs. That's done through a key quality control process in oocytes (the immature eggs), which ensures elimination ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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