Archive: 10/23/2006

Gulf bay double whammy: rising seas, dammed rivers

New research finds that every U.S Gulf Coast bay in Texas and Louisiana is vulnerable to significant flooding and expansion within the coming century due to a combination of rising seas and reduced silt flowing from dammed ...

Oct 23, 2006
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Bargain or waste of money? Consumers don't always agree

Once consumers buy an item, it is often difficult for them to get rid of it, even if it makes rational sense to do so. This is even the case if those purchases might include shoes that cause blisters or clothes that no longer ...

Oct 23, 2006
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Samsung Develops First 50nm DRAM Chip

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has developed the industry’s first 50-nanometer (nm) DDR2 DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chip, which ...

Oct 23, 2006
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Female Pronghorns Choose Mate Based on Substance as Well as Show

When a female animal compares males to choose a mate, she can't order a laboratory genetic screen for each suitor. Instead, she has to rely on external cues that may indicate genetic quality. Until now, biologists have focused ...

Oct 23, 2006
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Canada OK's silicone gel implants

Canadian health officials have approved the use of silicone gel breast implants, 14 years after the government imposed a partial ban of the product.

Oct 23, 2006
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