Archive: 05/19/2010

Hit the road, landline

David Christian of Eagan, Minn., has been doing the landline shuffle. He's among the 25 percent of Americans who have dropped traditional phone service from providers such as Qwest and AT&T, according to the National Health ...

May 19, 2010
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'Impossible' conductivity explained

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bring two materials that are not themselves conductive into contact and, exactly at their interface, something remarkable happens: at that precise point, conduction is possible.

May 19, 2010
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Lawmakers push to regulate, tax online gambling

(AP) -- Prohibition didn't work with alcohol and it's not working with Internet gambling now, say lawmakers pushing Congress to approve long-shot legislation that would legalize and tax online wagering.

May 19, 2010
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Earth's mantle flows fast

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Earth's mantle flows far more rapidly around a sinking tectonic plate than previously thought, according to new computer modeling by UC Davis geologists. The findings could change the ...

May 19, 2010
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Study offers reassurance on commonly prescribed drug

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Dundee have found that a drug which is commonly prescribed for patients with conditions including high blood pressure, heart failure and liver disease is safer than a previous ...

May 19, 2010
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