Archive: 22/06/2009

Intelligent DJ Emerges from Fundamental Research

( -- An Austrian project has made the leap from research bench to shop shelf and is breathing musical intelligence into a digital audio system. This achievement has been made possible by a computer algorithm that ...

dateJun 22, 2009 in Engineering
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Obama announces agreement with drug companies

(AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday welcomed the pharmaceutical industry's agreement to help close a gap in Medicare's drug coverage, calling the pact a step forward in the push for overhaul of the nation's health care ...

dateJun 22, 2009 in Health
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Is personal data safe at firms?

Making rules can be just as difficult as complying with them. Dutch researcher Marieke Thijssen investigated how well the Personal Data Protection Act (Dutch acronym Wbp) is harmonised with other rules that firms must comply ...

dateJun 22, 2009 in Internet
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Kodak taking Kodachrome away

Kodak is taking Kodachrome away. More than 35 years after Paul Simon immortalized the color film in song, the company announced on Monday that it would be ending production of Kodachrome.

dateJun 22, 2009 in Business
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CERN reports on progress toward LHC restart

At the 151st session of the CERN Council today, CERN Director General Rolf Heuer confirmed that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) remains on schedule for a restart this autumn, albeit about 2-3 weeks later than originally ...

dateJun 22, 2009 in General Physics
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Toxic molecule may help birds 'see' north and south

Researchers at the University of Illinois report that a toxic molecule known to damage cells and cause disease may also play a pivotal role in bird migration. The molecule, superoxide, is proposed as a key player in the mysterious ...

dateJun 22, 2009 in Other
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