Archive: 06/23/2006

Company Name Influences Stock Performance

The ease of pronouncing the name of a company and its stock ticker symbol influences how well that stock performs in the days immediately after its initial public offering, two Princeton University psychologists ...

dateJun 23, 2006 in Other
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MSU bacteria shivered on Russian space capsule

Geckos, snails and newts thrived on a Russian spacecraft that carried a Montana State University experiment last summer, but not bacteria, said an MSU microbiologist who is studying the long-term effects of ...

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Supercomputer Sets New Performance Record

The world’s fastest supercomputer, BlueGene/L, set a new performance standard on June 22, 2006. Housed at Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Lawrence Livermore National ...

dateJun 23, 2006 in Hardware
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Viagra studied for multiple uses

California researchers have discovered entirely new applications for Viagra, the first erectile dysfunction drug to win federal approval.

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Wind farm cuts eagle population

Britain's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says a wind farm off the Norwegian coast has reduced the population of Europe's largest eagle.

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Sea sore: Coasts, estuaries degraded by humans

Severe resource depletion and ecosystem destruction of coasts and estuaries began during Roman and Medieval times but have rapidly accelerated over the last 150-300 years, according to a new study in Science.

dateJun 23, 2006 in Environment
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China bird-flu research raises questions

A new China study predates the country's claim of its first human bird-flu case by two years, raising questions about the spread of the disease, a report says.

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Cannibal study darkens mad cow outlook

A British researcher, using a study of cannibals, warns that mad cow disease may eventually kill lot more humans than is known now.

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IT keeping U.S. military ahead of game

As contractors Lockheed Martin and Boeing compete for deals with the U.S. military to create a joint tactical radio system, while IBM and Sun Microsystems work together for thin clients, information technology and communications ...

dateJun 23, 2006 in Telecom
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