Archive: 06/20/2006

Price question looms for Apple iTunes films

As Apple negotiates with movie executives about the possibility of offering full-length films on iTunes, one looming question will be finding a suitable pricing model, experts agreed.

Jun 20, 2006
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Scientists May Have Solved Mystery Of Carcinogenic Mothballs

Chemical compounds in household products like mothballs and air fresheners can cause cancer by blocking the normal process of "cell suicide" in living organisms, according to a new study spearheaded by the University of Colorado ...

Jun 20, 2006
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Proper UV protection for your eyes is important for summer

We all know the importance of using sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun's harmful rays, but what about protection for our eyes? July is UV Safety Month and prolonged exposure to the sun's ultraviolet ...

Jun 20, 2006
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Consumers and commercials studied

U.S. scientists say the more consumers are absorbed in the narrative flow of a story, called transportation, the less likely they'll respond well to ads.

Jun 20, 2006
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Indiana bald eagle recovery huge success

Indiana environmental experts say the Hoosier State is now home to 200 of the nation's bald eagles, just 21 years after they were considered nearly extinct.

Jun 20, 2006
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NASA sends teachers to Chile

A NASA expedition to Chile this week is part of its Spaceward Bound pilot program to challenge U.S. teachers to design and implement real field research.

Jun 20, 2006
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Study: Theta rhythm reduces seizure rate

Texas scientists say the brain's septum helps stop epileptic seizures by inducing electrical activity in another area of the brain called the hippocampus.

Jun 20, 2006
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Nano World: Self-powered hydrogen sensors

Nanotechnological, inexpensive sensors that can detect invisible, odorless hydrogen leaks and sound the alarm wirelessly could help safeguard future vehicles and refueling stations based on the gas, experts told UPI's Nano ...

Jun 20, 2006
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German scientists find dyslexia gene

German researchers say they've found a genetic component for the learning disability dyslexia, possibly opening new methods of treatment.

Jun 20, 2006
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Homebodies live on the edge

Scientists have discovered that an endangered Australian rock wallaby loves home so much, it rarely ventures more than a few hundred metres away. The brush-tailed rock wallaby lives in remote pockets of The ...

Jun 20, 2006
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