Archive: 04/18/2006

Pesticides found in tobacco smoke

Colorado chemists have discovered for the first time government-approved pesticides are present at dangerous levels in tobacco smoke.

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Hantavirus found in African wood mouse

Scientists have reported the discovery of the first African hantavirus, a type of rodent-borne virus that can cause life-threatening infections in humans.

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RIM head to speak at GLOBALCOMM

Research In Motion President Mike Lazaridis is slated to give the GLOBALCOMM 2006 keynote address, according to the Telecommunications Industry Association.

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Global-warming talk to broadcast over IPTV

Some 16,000 science classes will partake in a global-warming debate via the Earth Day Network using the new PowerTV Network over Internet Protocol television.

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NEWS, but not as we know it

It will mean stories can be defined, on the fly, with a precision greater than a library's card catalogue. The News Engine Web Services (NEWS) platform is aimed at news agencies, governments and large enterprises and will ...

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Crew Member on Antarctic Research Vessel Missing

A crew member aboard the National Science Foundation research vessel Laurence M. Gould is missing and presumed dead after apparently falling overboard in Antarctic waters.

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Study: Healthcare spending gains value

Each year, millions of dollars are spent on U.S. healthcare and now a Maryland study indicates the expenditure is worth it -- and has a positive return.

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Simulation Breakthrough: When Black Holes Collide

NASA scientists have reached a breakthrough in computer modeling that allows them to simulate what gravitational waves from merging black holes look like. The three-dimensional simulations, the largest astrophysical ...

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Lenovo and Microsoft Reaffirm Global Agreement

Senior executives from Lenovo Group Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. met today to reaffirm their joint efforts for market development and to formally sign a global agreement that expands and deepens the strategic cooperation ...

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EPA enters partnership with BorgWarner

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has formed a partnership with BorgWarner to develop cleaner, more fuel efficient engines and vehicles.

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Google, Sony create online 'Da Vinci' game

In a new twist on movie marketing, Columbia Pictures has paired up with Google to create a series of live online games and puzzles for fans to partake in, leading up to the release of "The Da Vinci Code" next ...

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SAIC finishes aquisition of GSTI

Research company Science Applications International Corporation announced Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of Geo-Spatial Technologies Inc.

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