Archive: 03/22/2006

New light on muscle efficiency: it is not the power-plant

A recent study from Scandinavia shows that the well-known differences between individuals in the efficiency of converting energy stored in food to work done by muscles are related to muscle fibre type composition and to the ...

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Briefs: McAfee unveils HIPS 6.0

Anti-virus and information-security company McAfee announced Wednesday it would integrate a new system to keep unwanted users out of computer systems.

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Study: Workplace abuse can trickle down

A Georgia State University study suggests supervisors who believe they've been unjustly treated might vent their resentment by abusing their duties.

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California reacts to sturgeon decline

California officials, having enacted emergency fishing rules to protect sturgeon, are considering long-term rules to become effective next year.

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The Web: Software, on demand

Major software players like Microsoft Corp., Oracle and SAP have started responding soberly to a trend that has been slowly escalating for years: selling "on demand" software. Such software is sold over the Internet, exactly ...

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Dot-xxx proposal under consideration

While legislative pressure has been revived to create a dot-xxx Internet domain in order to better filter pornographic Web sites, some groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, think the idea would ...

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Group urges caution on Euro roaming rules

The trade group representing the mobile-phone industry Wednesday urged the European Commission to shelve plans for new rules on roaming charges.

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Standing vigil for analog TV

Run for the hills, Feb. 17, 2009, is the day of the apocalypse. This is the day that will affect almost every American household, as it's the drop-dead date for analog television to go the way of the dodo bird. ...

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Analysis: Indian IT mart booming says NASSCOM IDC

Information technology isn't simply a big export for the Indian economy. The surge in the domestic economy has meant that demand for IT services within India's own borders is becoming a money-spinner too, including multinationals ...

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New lipid molecule holds promise for gene therapy

Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have created a new molecule that holds promise in fighting disease via gene therapy. Inherited diseases, as well as many cancers and cardiovascular ...

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The Sun's New Exotic Neighbour

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, an international team of researchers discovered a brown dwarf belonging to the 24th closest stellar system to the Sun. Brown dwarfs are intermediate objects that are ...

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Making move toward vehicles that morph

Picture a bird, effortlessly adjusting its wings to catch every current of air. Airplanes that could do the same would have many advantages over today's flying machines, including increased fuel efficiency. ...

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