Archive: 03/17/2009

Madoff scandal's impact on the life sciences

While the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme led to the collapse of the Picower Foundation, a major benefactor for life science research, many bioindustry observers view the fallout from the scandal as a minor consequence in the ...

Mar 17, 2009
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Earth Explorer mission GOCE launches

This afternoon, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) was lofted into a near-Sun-synchronous, low Earth orbit by a Rockot ...

Mar 17, 2009
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Guitarists' brains swing together (w/Video)

When musicians play along together it isn't just their instruments that are in time - their brain waves are too. Research published in the online open access journal BMC Neuroscience shows how EEG readouts from pairs of gui ...

Mar 17, 2009
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Discovery sues Amazon.com over Kindle patent

(AP) -- Discovery Communications Inc. says the Kindle electronic book readers from Amazon.com Inc. violate a patent that Discovery registered in 2007. Discovery sued Amazon in Delaware on Tuesday.

Mar 17, 2009
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Nokia to lay off 1,700 worldwide

(AP) -- Nokia Corp. said Tuesday it will lay off 1,700 people worldwide to cut costs, as the global economic downturn strikes deeper into the mobile phone sector.

Mar 17, 2009
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Web world for music fans hopes to gain following

(AP) -- Music fans who want to mix games and social networking while listening to songs on the Internet now have a site called Loudcrowd, created in part by developers behind "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero."

Mar 17, 2009
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Brothers in arms

Influenza, or flu, is an unpleasant affair with fever, cough, as well as head and body ache. When this illness is further complicated by a bacterial pneumonia, a harmful super-infection develops. Until now, researchers thought ...

Mar 17, 2009
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