Archive: 04/20/2006

Study details honeybee coalition building

U.S. scientists have found honeybees employ an unusual method of deciding which site to select as a new home -- a method that involves coalition building.

Apr 20, 2006
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New ballast dimming switch developed

U.S. scientists say they've developed a simple, cost-effective, energy-saving device designed to "harvest" daylight automatically.

Apr 20, 2006
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Scientists announce stem-cell discovery

U.S. scientists say they've uncovered signatures near crucial developmental genes -- a critical step toward creating embryonic stem cells for medicine.

Apr 20, 2006
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BitTorrent gaining more acceptance

In the world of the Internet, a new idea can be either an asset or a threat. It depends on your perspective. BitTorrent, the popular peer-to-peer file sharing technology, poses exactly this conundrum to Internet service providers ...

Apr 20, 2006
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Hormones may lead penguins to kidnapping

A French researcher says hormones might help explain why female emperor penguins that have lost a baby sometimes kidnap a chick from another penguin.

Apr 20, 2006
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Future Computer Chips Could Be Cooled With Nanofluid

“This is the next generation of cooling devices,” Dr. Hongbin Ma tells PhysOrg.com. With a group of students at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory and Intel Corporation, ...

Apr 20, 2006 feature
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Sharp to Introduce the 'Internet AQUOS' PC+TV

Sharp will introduce into the Japanese market the "Internet AQUOS" which will enable users to view high-quality digital high-definition TV broadcasts as well as enjoy Internet and broadband broadcasts simply ...

Apr 20, 2006
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Antarctic’s signature dish under threat

Scientists have begun work to help explain the population decline of the Southern Ocean's most important species — Antarctic krill. The small shrimp-like creatures underpin the Antarctic marine world as the ...

Apr 20, 2006
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Impact of rainfall reaches to roots of mountains

The erosion caused by rainfall directly affects the movement of continental plates beneath mountain ranges, says a University of Toronto geophysicist — the first time science has raised the possibility that human-induced ...

Apr 20, 2006
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