Archive: 12/17/2009

Are patients losing sleep over blood pressure monitors?

A widely used test for measuring nighttime blood pressure may interfere with patients' sleep, thus affecting the results of the test, reports a study in an upcoming issue of Clinical Journal of the American Society of Ne ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Health
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Final Blu-ray 3D Specification Announced

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced the finalization and release of the "Blu-ray 3DTM" specification. The specification, which represents the work of the leading Hollywood studios and consumer electronic and ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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French technology upstart challenges Google

(AP) -- France's efforts to digitize its culture, from Marcel Proust's manuscripts to the first films of the legendary Lumiere brothers, long have been bogged down by the country's reluctance to rely on help from American ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Internet
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Studying how black holes grow

Black holes are some of the most exotic objects in the universe. They are the final evolutionary stage of giant stars much larger than the sun. When these stars explode, their cores collapse down to the size ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Space Exploration
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How to spur energy storage innovations

Imagine flying all the way from coast to coast, completely guilt-free, in an airplane that doesn’t emit a single particle of greenhouse gas or air pollutants. That could happen someday, perhaps brought to ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Other
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New gene linked to congenital heart defects

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and colleagues have identified a new gene, ETS-1, that is linked to human congenital heart defects. The landmark study, recently published online in the ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Genetics
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