Archive: 2/12/2010

Saving lives with fast sepsis testing

Blood poisoning can be fatal. If you suffer from sepsis, you used to have to wait as much as 48 hours for laboratory findings. A new diagnostic platform as big as a credit card will now supply the analysis after as little ...

dateDec 02, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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Little room left for fisheries

The Earth has run out of room to expand fisheries, according to a new study led by University of British Columbia researchers that charts the systemic expansion of industrialized fisheries.

dateDec 02, 2010 in Ecology
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Tracking down particulates

Wood-burning stoves are enjoying a surge in popularity. But burning biomass releases fine dust particles that are hazardous to health. Consequently, new legal limits for particulate emissions from such stoves were introduced ...

dateDec 02, 2010 in Engineering
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Heat helped hasten life's beginnings

There has been controversy about whether life originated in a hot or cold environment, and about whether enough time has elapsed for life to have evolved to its present complexity.

dateDec 02, 2010 in Biochemistry
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