Archive: 03/21/2006

WHO may open its private bird flu database

The World Health Organization is reportedly being pressured to expand access to its private bird flu database as a way to spur wider research on the virus.

Mar 21, 2006
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On-job minority women harassment studied

University of Toronto scientists say they're the first to empirically document that minority women face workplace harassment based on both sex and ethnicity.

Mar 21, 2006
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Treo vies with BlackBerry for top spot

The folks at Microsoft, never known for straying away from a fight, have been quietly working on improving its mobile windows operating system to directly challenge BlackBerry's market leadership. I recently ...

Mar 21, 2006
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BBC gears to shifts in news consumption

In an effort to adapt with the new cyber landscape and evolving news consumers, the BBC has released plans to redesign its Web site.

Mar 21, 2006
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New nano-material research a 'pore' excuse for engineering

A new study by chemists and engineers at the University of Toronto describes a nanoscale material they've created that could help satisfy society's never-ending hunger for smaller digital devices and cellphones, and could ...

Mar 21, 2006
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Engineers squeeze secrets from proteins

Proteins, one of the basic components of living things, are among the most studied molecules in biochemistry. Understanding how proteins form or "fold" from sequenced strings of amino acids has long been one of the grand ...

Mar 21, 2006
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Launch of new P2P technology for television

The new peer-to-peer Tribler system, based on open-source software, was launched on Friday during The Workshop on Technical and Legal Aspects of Peer-to-Peer Television in Amsterdam. The software, developed at the Delft University ...

Mar 21, 2006
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We're flying without wing flaps and without a pilot

The revolutionary model plane has been developed as part of a £6.2m programme, involving engineers from the University of Leicester, funded jointly by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ...

Mar 21, 2006
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A new metal detector to study human disease

Zinc may be a familiar dietary supplement to millions of health-conscious people, but it remains a mystery metal to scientists who study zinc’s role in Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other health problems.

Mar 21, 2006
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Polar neutrino observatory takes a big step forward

An international team of scientists and engineers has taken a major step toward completion of what will be the world's preeminent cosmic neutrino observatory, harnessing a sophisticated hot-water drill to build ...

Mar 21, 2006
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When mice choose mates, experience counts

Choosing a mate is a big decision. And, at least for mice, it's one that is best made with input from one's peers. In a series of experiments designed help scientists understand the brain chemicals that guide ...

Mar 21, 2006
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