Archive: 05/24/2006

Invention IDs Computer Users By Typing Patterns

Thirteen years ago Dr. Marcus Brown, associate professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, and one of his now former graduate students were awarded a patent for their novel invention which identifies a person ...

May 24, 2006
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Super plants may fight African hunger

Ohio scientists say they've produced genetically modified cassava plants with roots more than two-and-a-half times the size of normal cassava roots.

May 24, 2006
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Study: Names can cause discrimination

U.S. researchers say they've discovered anyone with a name that even sounds African-American faces discrimination in the pursuit of rental housing.

May 24, 2006
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Study: Women at least as violent as men

Women are at least as violent as men, concludes a controversial University of New Hampshire survey of 13,600 college students in 32 nations.

May 24, 2006
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ATR, Honda Develop New Brain-Machine Interface

Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) and Honda Research Institute Japan Co. (HRI) have collaboratively developed a new “Brain Machine Interface” (BMI) for manipulating robots ...

May 24, 2006
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Super-sizing your food takes hidden toll on pocketbook

From a soft drink in a mega-size cup to a jumbo order of fries, many fast food restaurants let you upsize your meal for pennies — seemingly a great value. But there's a hidden cost to those larger portions, even beyond ...

May 24, 2006
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Young U.S. adults may lack health coverage

Young adults are reportedly the fastest growing group of uninsured people in the United States, with 13.7 million lacking health insurance coverage.

May 24, 2006
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