Archive: 08/22/2005

Birds' migratory success a complex process

Magnetic orientation is critical to many birds' migratory success but recent research suggests birds' orientation powers may be more complex than thought.

Aug 22, 2005
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Networking: Cheap health-records software

The federal government and commercial-software developers are offering doctors and medical clinics low-cost -- and sometimes free -- electronic medical-records software, hoping to spur the expansion of networked physicians' ...

Aug 22, 2005
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Fujitsu Announces 2.5" Serial ATA 160GB Mobile Hard Disk Drive

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, today announced the MHV2160BT, a 4200 RPM, 160GB 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drive, as part ...

Aug 22, 2005
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Unique respiratory virus is identified

Researchers have discovered a virus associated with lower respiratory tract infections -- the leading cause of children and infant hospitalizations.

Aug 22, 2005
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Chickens orient using a magnetic compass

It has been known for some time that many species of birds use the Earth's magnetic field to select a direction of movement--for example, during migration. However, although such birds clearly have a sense ...

Aug 22, 2005
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Research reveals how cells process large genes

Important messages require accurate transmission. Big genes are especially challenging because they combine many coding segments (exons) that lie between long stretches of non-coding elements (introns). During processing, ...

Aug 22, 2005
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Study: Skin cells turned into stem cells

The controversy over embryonic stem cell research may become moot with a procedure that turns skin cells into what appear to be embryonic stem cells.

Aug 22, 2005
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Google launches new application service

Google launched Monday a comprehensive Internet application service. The Internet search engine is now offering Google Desktop 2, which is available for free as a download and allows users to find information and store the ...

Aug 22, 2005
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Bat-bot boosts sonar research

A robotic bat head that can emit and detect ultrasound in the band of frequencies used by the world's bats will give echolocation research a huge boost. The Bat-Bot, developed by IST project CIRCE, can also wriggle its ears, ...

Aug 22, 2005
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