Archive: 02/24/2011

Turning old oil into new mileage

The estimated half-million garbage pickers in Brazil, known as catadores, turn trash into gold: they sort out recyclable items in the country’s dumps, then sell their findings to recycling companies. ...

Feb 24, 2011
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Experts say management failed in BP spill

Before a rapt audience in Science Center D on Tuesday night (Feb. 22), two experts in the science of well blowouts told an inside story about the worst oil spill disaster in United States history -- starting ...

Feb 24, 2011
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Probiotic identified to treat ulcers

Researchers from Spain have identified a strain of probiotic bacteria that may be useful in treating ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori. They report their findings in the February 2011 issue of the journal Applied and Envir ...

Feb 24, 2011
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Engineering professor works to speed up internet

Keren Bergman gets as aggravated as anyone by how long it takes to email a video of her son's recital to her parents. Unlike most people, Bergman, a professor of electrical engineering and department chair ...

Feb 24, 2011
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The dangers of the 'ballerina body'

With actress Natalie Portman in Oscar contention, the movie “Black Swan” has taken center stage. So have concerns surrounding the dramatic weight loss Portman underwent for the role. Her depiction of a dangerously ...

Feb 24, 2011
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Researchers say e-health must be a priority

An electronic health record system should be the backbone of health care reform in Canada and more must be done to speed up the implementation of this initiative across the country. Furthermore, for this system to be put ...

Feb 24, 2011
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