Archive: 02/24/2006

Tech empowers victims' access to hotline

Thanks to a new technology system, more domestic-violence victims around the country will have better access to life-saving services through the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Feb 24, 2006
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Cancer vaccine may be possibility

Researchers at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center are working on a vaccine to prevent cancer.

Feb 24, 2006
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Chromium health risk study not disclosed

Researchers at George Washington University say scientists working for the chromium industry withheld information on the metal's possible health risks.

Feb 24, 2006
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New perspective on leaky membrane extends fuel cell run time

Direct methanol fuel cells -- which could potentially power portable wireless electronic devices from computers to cell phones to iPods -- could soon benefit from a new approach to membrane leakage and a new membrane-electrode ...

Feb 24, 2006
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NASA physicist looks at Olympic ice in a frozen light

If you're watching the Winter Olympics, you know that snow and ice are an integral part of the sports. But did you know that snow and ice need to be different for each sport? NASA scientist Peter Wasilewski's ...

Feb 24, 2006
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Vodafone and Orange join messaging forces

United Kingdom-based cellular providers Vodafone and Orange will soon provide their customers with instant messaging interoperability. The companies unveiled the move at last week's 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.

Feb 24, 2006
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'Virus chip' detects new virus in prostate tumors

UC San Francisco and Cleveland Clinic scientists have discovered a new virus in human prostate tumors. The type of virus, closely related to viruses typically found in mice, has never been detected in humans. The virus's ...

Feb 24, 2006
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A blast to chase

Possibly similar to what our own Milky Way looks like, Messier 100 is a grand design spiral galaxy that presents an intricate structure, with a bright core and two prominent arms, showing numerous young and ...

Feb 24, 2006
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Wireless World: Not just for nebbishes

A few years ago wireless data networks were a novelty, something that only nebbishes enjoyed, and no one else really understood, or cared to understand. Now they're a business necessity -- for the corporate office or home ...

Feb 24, 2006
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Japan police struggle against cybercrime

Japan may still be one of the safest countries in the world when it comes to violent crime, but the number committed in cyberspace is on the rise, according to the National Police Agency.

Feb 24, 2006
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Earprints as evidence?

Burglars often listen at windows and doors, leaving an earprint behind, which, just like a finger print, can be used to trace them. Lynn Meijerman is researching the value of ear prints as evidence in identifying ...

Feb 24, 2006
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