Archive: 03/22/2006

Going underground

A major project to create 3D underground maps of the UK has begun, which will save the UK millions of pounds in road maintenance.

dateMar 22, 2006 in
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Possible pet-human bacteria link studied

Scientists at an international conference in Atlanta say they're investigating a possible link between antibiotic resistance in pets and pet owners.

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Britain boosts bumblebee battle

British farmers are being paid about $350 a year to help save bumblebees from extinction by planting a clover mixture at the edges of their fields.

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Yahoo! launches VoIP service

Yahoo! introduced Wednesday its messenger with voice system that will allow users to make phone calls via their personal computers.

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The WHO awaits bird-flu samples from China

The Geneva-based World Health Organization says it's awaiting delivery of about 20 bird flu virus samples that China has, so far, refused to supply.

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Gesturing observed in wild chimpanzees

It was once thought only humans gestured to direct another person's attention, but such "referential" gesturing has now been observed in wild chimpanzees.

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Organizing Gold Nanoparticles with DNA

Tiny billionth-of-a-meter sized clusters of gold atoms — gold “nanoparticles” — are being widely studied by scientists. They have many useful potential applications, from carriers for cancer-treatment drugs to digital ...

dateMar 22, 2006 in feature
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CSIRO Builds Smart Energy System

CSIRO technology will help to reduce black-outs and improve the reliability and efficiency of the electricity grid while reducing greenhouse emissions. It will also complement smart electricity meters promising consumers ...

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Scientists find another key to HIV success

Weill Cornell Medical College scientists say they've determined a protein produced by HIV infected cells prevents immune B cells from producing antibodies.

dateMar 22, 2006 in
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