Archive: 23/06/2006

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 have found.

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 space travel.

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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 Laboratory, the ...

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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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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