Archive: 04/2/2009

Averting radio spectrum saturation, opportunistically

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mobile users want better video calls, streaming television and faster downloads, placing more demands on the limited radio spectrum available to operators. Could handsets that intelligently sense their radio ...

dateApr 02, 2009 in Telecom
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House approves FDA regulation of tobacco products

(AP) -- The federal government would for the first time have regulatory powers over the tobacco industry under a bill the House approved Thursday after years of campaigning by anti-smoking forces.

dateApr 02, 2009 in Health
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FDA eyes NY firm in pistachio recall probe

(AP) -- Authorities looking into the nationwide pistachio recall said Thursday they are investigating a California nut processor's sister company in New York where officials last month found cockroaches and rodent droppings.

dateApr 02, 2009 in Health
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Marijuana helps in battle against cancer: study

The main chemical in marijuana appears to aid in the destruction of brain cancer cells, offering hope for future anti-cancer therapies, researchers in Spain wrote in a study released Thursday.

dateApr 02, 2009 in Cancer
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Space debris: Europe to set up monitor

The European Space Agency (ESA) hopes to start monitoring orbital debris within the next few years, an official said Thursday at the close of the largest-ever conference on a worsening space peril.

dateApr 02, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Chemists create bipedal, autonomous DNA walker

Chemists at New York University and Harvard University have created a bipedal, autonomous DNA "walker" that can mimic a cell's transportation system. The device, which marks a step toward more complex synthetic molecular ...

dateApr 02, 2009 in Biochemistry
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