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 ...

Jun 23, 2006
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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 ...

Jun 23, 2006
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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 ...

Jun 23, 2006
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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.

Jun 23, 2006
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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.

Jun 23, 2006
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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.

Jun 23, 2006
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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.

Jun 23, 2006
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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.

Jun 23, 2006
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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 ...

Jun 23, 2006
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