Archive: 03/23/2007

New 'matrix of harm' for drugs of abuse

A new study published today in the Lancet proposes that drugs should be classified by the amount of harm that they do, rather than the sharp A, B, and C divisions in the UK Misuse of Drugs Act.

dateMar 23, 2007 in Other
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Faulted modeling

Factoring in crustal strength changes along the San Andreas Fault would improve the predictive models that researchers use to understand the likelihood and intensity of earthquakes there. That's the conclusion from a study ...

dateMar 23, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Attackers Target Gamers with Spyware

Online players of the video game Omerta have more than the rival gangsters in the computer game to worry about. According to anti-spyware vendor Sunbelt Software, of Clearwater, Fla., cyber-thieves have been spreading spyware ...

dateMar 23, 2007 in Software
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Fresh polymer coat offers diabetes hope

More than 12 million people worldwide are afflicted with Type I diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which insulin-producing pancreatic islets are damaged, thereby impeding the body’s ability to regulate glucose concentrations ...

dateMar 23, 2007 in Medical research
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Laying microscale tiles

Craftsmen tile walls or floors by hand; but how can you get an ordered monolayer onto a substrate when the "tiles" are microscopically small instead of big and easy to handle? Previously, self-assembly processes have been ...

dateMar 23, 2007 in
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Security that nets malicious Web sites

Have you ever wondered how fraudulent or malicious websites can rank highly on search engines like Google or Yahoo? Queensland University of Technology IT researcher Professor Audun Josang said a website's ranking was determined ...

dateMar 23, 2007 in Computer Sciences
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