Archive: 03/19/2010

Explained: Climate sensitivity

Climate sensitivity is the term used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to express the relationship between the human-caused emissions that add to the Earth's greenhouse effect -- carbon ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Judge: Site must delay copying of broker reports

(AP) -- Settling a copyright dispute closely watched in the financial news industry, a judge on Thursday ordered a Web site to delay disseminating the stock recommendations of financial services firms long enough so that ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Internet
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See-through networks

(PhysOrg.com) -- Promising faster, more efficient and cheaper computer networking, transparent networks are the paradigm of the future. But thanks to European researchers, they are on their way already.

dateMar 19, 2010 in Telecom
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A mini-laboratory for all cases

Many illnesses can be reliably diagnosed through laboratory tests, but these in vitro analyses often use up valuable time. A system developed by Fraunhofer research scientists, which can carry out complex ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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Parents oppose Philly school webcam spying lawsuit

(AP) -- Some suburban Philadelphia parents are seeking to halt a potential class-action lawsuit accusing their school district of using cameras in school-issued laptops to spy on students at home.

dateMar 19, 2010 in Other
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GEN reports on therapeutic potential of microRNA

Researchers around the globe are working on turning microRNAs, over 5,000 of which already have been identified, into novel drugs for a wide range of applications, reports Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN). These ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Estimating ethanol yields from CRP croplands

The scramble to find sufficient land for biofuel production has experts eyeing marginal croplands that have been placed in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Now a study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Ecology
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Scientists go into battle to disarm superbug

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two recent pieces of research from Imperial College London reveal new ways of tackling the armour and weapons of Clostridium difficile, the ‘superbug’ that causes severe infections in ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Biochemistry
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