Archive: 04/17/2006

Calls for greater tech openness rise

Greater openness is needed to boost innovation in the computer software industry and economic growth worldwide, a research group reported Monday.

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Study: Consumers accept personalization technology

Although they have concerns about privacy, consumers believe that personalization technology – such as direct-mail marketing and filling out forms on Web sites – is here to stay, according to a research project conducted ...

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People influence us -- we don't realize it

Yale University scientists say how people express their views exerts a contagious, strong influence on other people, often without them even realizing it.

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Male opinions of paternity issues studied

University of Oklahoma researchers say U.S. men involved in paternity disputes are more often right when they strongly believe a child is theirs.

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China attracting those needing organs

China reportedly is attracting hundreds of Americans and other foreigners desperately in need of organ transplants, raising some ethical questions.

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Crystal Sieves, Born Anew

The porous, sieve-like minerals known as zeolites have been used for decades in purifiers, filters and other devices. Yet creating and refining a new type of zeolite is still a matter of sophisticated trial ...

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Prominent U.S. Physicists Send Letter to President Bush

Thirteen of the nation’s most prominent physicists have written a letter to President Bush, calling U.S. plans to reportedly use nuclear weapons against Iran “gravely irresponsible” and warning that such action would ...

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Research Shatters Voting Pattern Stereotypes

New research by Andrew Gelman, professor of statistics and political science, reveals that voting preference or political party affiliation of U.S. states are not simply tied to income levels.

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