Archive: 05/20/2010

German '4G' phone auction raises 4.3 billion euros

Europe's first auction of "fourth generation" frequencies, which promise to revolutionise what mobile phones can do, raised more than 4.3 billion euros (5.3 billion dollars), authorities said Thursday.

May 20, 2010
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Prehistoric frogs face extinction

The world's most ancient frogs may soon be mined to extinction, if the New Zealand government's plans to open up a conservation area for mining go ahead.

May 20, 2010
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Can eGFR be a routine preoperative renal function test?

A research team from Japan evaluated the validity of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) as a preoperative renal function parameter in patients with gastric cancer. Their study showed that eGFR was as equally ...

May 20, 2010
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Diplopedia a success at US Department of State

A new study released today by Rice University and the U.S. Department of State's (DOS) Office of eDiplomacy looks at the five-year history of creating and implementing Diplopedia, DOS' use of the Wikipedia-style diplomacy ...

May 20, 2010
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Reducing niacin intake can prevent obesity

A research team from China explored the mechanism underlying niacin's action on glucose metabolism, and the association between the US per capita niacin consumption and the obesity prevalence in the US. They found there is ...

May 20, 2010
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A compound in smokers' breath

If you smoke, your breath contains 2,5-dimethylfuran. A team of Catalan researchers have proved that the presence of this chemical compound indicates that a person has smoked in the last three days. This substance ...

May 20, 2010
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