Archive: 05/23/2006

Children's sex affects parents' marital status

Parents with a boy and a girl are more likely to stay married, or get married if they were unmarried when their children were born, than those with two boys or two girls according to new research from ANU economist Dr Andrew ...

May 23, 2006
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Surviving the Tough Life

University of Arkansas researchers have shown that methane-producing microorganisms can survive for up to 25 days without water, which might make such creatures even more likely candidates for the type of life that could ...

May 23, 2006
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Hard-nosed Advice to Lunar Prospectors

Long before David Beaty became associate Chief Scientist for NASA's Mars Program, he was a prospector. Beaty spent 10 years surveying remote parts of Earth for precious metals and another 12 years hunting for ...

May 23, 2006
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Gene expression becomes heterogeneous with age in humans and rats

In a study of the effects of aging on gene expression, researchers have found that variation in gene expression among individuals tends to increase with age. The findings, which impact our understanding of the molecular forces ...

May 23, 2006
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A Quantum CPU: the Pentium Q?

A new design scheme for a quantum processor core makes potential quantum computers more technically feasible, more efficient, and in many cases faster by keeping all of the quantum bits active all the time, rather than switching ...

May 23, 2006
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Latest weapons in spam battle are images

Like all wars, the campaign against junk e-mail -- spam -- is marked along the way with victories and casualties. It's an "ever-escalating battle," the senior director of marketing at anti-spam company Commtouch, ...

May 23, 2006
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.mobi registration kicks off

Members of mobile-industry associations began applying for their .mobi domain names, kicking off registration Monday that runs until May 29.

May 23, 2006
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Google leads in search, trails elsewhere

While recently released numbers show Google continuing to dominate the search-engine market, statistics from industry researchers Hitwise suggest other Google products and services have a way to go to catch ...

May 23, 2006
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Nano World: Nano-loaded wireless sensors

Devices the size of a dime armed with reprogrammable sensors, laden with nanoparticles and wirelessly networked with each other could help sniff the air for bombs and toxins on battlefields, experts tell UPI's Nano World.

May 23, 2006
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Physical problems are 1st Alzheimer's sign

The first signs of dementia and Alzheimer's disease are physical rather than mental, Washington researchers say of a study that produced surprising results.

May 23, 2006
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