Archive: 18/09/2009

Key DOJ opinion due in Google's digital book deal

(AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department is expected to file court documents that may help determine the fate of a class-action settlement that would give Google the digital rights to millions of out-of-print books.

dateSep 18, 2009 in Internet
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Nanotube risk assessment

Italian scientists suggest that we need a much more detailed toxicological approach to hazard assessment before judgement regarding the long-term safety of carbon nanotubes can be made. They outline their results in the International ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Health care workers often shun flu shot

Every year, top U.S. health officials send out widely publicized reminders to get vaccinated against seasonal flu. And every year, more than 60 percent of the public looks the other way, deciding against the shots either ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Health
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Diamonds are a laser's best friend

(PhysOrg.com) -- Tomorrow's lasers may come with a bit of bling, thanks to a new technology that uses man-made diamonds to enhance the power and capabilities of lasers. Researchers in Australia have now demonstrated the first ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Optics & Photonics
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New Dangers of 'Clubbing Drugs' on the Web

Two University of Hertfordshire academics will release new evidence about the dangers of ‘Spice’ drugs today at the first International Psychonaut Web Mapping Conference in Ancona, Italy.

dateSep 18, 2009 in Other
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SMOS arrives safely at Russian launch site

After leaving Thales Alenia Space in the south of France on 15 September, ESA’s SMOS Earth Explorer has arrived safely at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia, where it will be prepared for launch on 2 November.

dateSep 18, 2009 in Space Exploration
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