Archive: 11/19/2008

Scientists Sequence Woolly-Mammoth Genome

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Penn State are leaders of a team that is the first to report the genome-wide sequence of an extinct animal, according to Webb Miller, professor of biology and of computer science ...

Nov 19, 2008
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Rational or Random? Model Shows How People Send E-Mails

In the last 10 years, e-mail has gone from a novelty to a necessity. What was once a pastime is now an essential form of communication, with many people opening their inboxes to find dozens of e-mails waiting.

Nov 19, 2008
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Coming Soon: Improved Lithium Ion Batteries?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rechargeable lithium ion batteries provide portable devices that require a lot of energy, such as mobile telephones, digital cameras, and notebook computers, with power. However, their capacity, and thus ...

Nov 19, 2008
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Professor Finally Publishes Controversial Brain Theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the late '90s, Asim Roy, a professor of information systems at Arizona State University, began to write a paper on a new brain theory. Now, 10 years later and after several rejections and ...

Nov 19, 2008 feature
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Report finds extensive use of illicit alcohol

The consumption of illicit or noncommercial alcohol is widespread in many countries worldwide and contributes significantly to the global burden of disease, according to a new report released today by the International Center ...

Nov 19, 2008
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