Archive: 02/22/2010

Wal-Mart buys online movie company Vudu

US retail giant Wal-Mart plunged into the online video market on Monday with the purchase of Vudu, a company which delivers movies to Internet-enabled television sets and Blu-ray players.

Feb 22, 2010
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Treadmill training could help tots walk

Using a treadmill could help infants with prenatal complications or who were injured at birth walk earlier and better, according to a University of Michigan researcher.

Feb 22, 2010
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Symbiotic Stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many, perhaps even most stars, are members of binaries -- two stars that orbit each other. Symbiotic stars are a small subset of binaries with an attitude: they display characteristic, dramatic, ...

Feb 22, 2010
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New treatment to prevent cancer recurrence shows promise

Glioblastoma is one of the most deadly human brain cancers. Radiation can temporarily shrink a tumor, but they nearly always recur within weeks or months and few patients survive longer than two years after diagnosis.

Feb 22, 2010
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Do TV ads affect children's diet, obesity?

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Health Research and Policy have received a $2.2 million federal grant to determine whether or not TV food advertising affects children's diet, physical activity ...

Feb 22, 2010
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SFU develops super sensor devices

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine being able to adjust your home furnace, check whether your arteries are plugging up and pinpoint the location of your child, all with a tap of the same quarter-sized brooch.

Feb 22, 2010
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