Archive: 02/19/2010

Official: FBI probing Pa. school webcam spy case

(AP) -- The FBI is investigating a Pennsylvania school district accused of secretly activating webcams inside students' homes, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press ...

dateFeb 19, 2010 in Other
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Mild traumatic brain injury, not so mild after all

Douglas Smith, MD, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair and professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will present information on the molecular mechanism at play in mild ...

dateFeb 19, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Computer games can teach schools some lessons

Some parents might see video games as an impediment to children keeping up with their schoolwork. James Gee, however, thinks video games are some of the best learning environments around. He says that if schools adopted some ...

dateFeb 19, 2010 in Software
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Dust in the Earth system

Dust is a powerful thing. Not the stuff that we wipe off the coffee table on a regular basis, but the tiny particles floating around in the earth's atmosphere, which originate primarily from deserts in North Africa and the ...

dateFeb 19, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Paralyzed Belgian patient can't talk after all

(AP) -- It was heralded as a medical miracle. After spending more than two decades in a vegetative state, Rom Houben, a Belgian man in his mid-40s, was suddenly able to communicate, news reports trumpeted last November.

dateFeb 19, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Tackling Childhood Obesity A Family Affair, Says Expert

(PhysOrg.com) -- "We are at a crossroads, where the unfortunate reality is that the current generation of children is more likely to pre-decease their parents because of the development of early onset obesity and inactivity-related ...

dateFeb 19, 2010 in Health
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