Archive: 07/24/2006

Turning on the rural broadband tap...

Between 25 and 40 per cent of Europeans have no affordable, effective access to the 1s and 0s that constitute the ABCs of the rapidly emerging knowledge economy. The figure used depends on the definition of 'rural', but there ...

Jul 24, 2006
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When biology gets 'Quirky', scientists turn to math

Ohio State University researchers who are trying to solve a longstanding mystery in chemistry and biology are getting answers from a seemingly unusual source: mathematics. Ultimately, the project could provide a tool for ...

Jul 24, 2006
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Developing Alternatives to Fossil Fuels

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have developed a new storage system to hold large quantities of hydrogen fuel that may one day power cars in a more cost-effective and consumer-friendly way.

Jul 24, 2006
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Elephants avoid costly mountaineering

Using global-positioning system data corresponding to the movements of elephants across the African savannah, researchers have found that elephants exhibit strong tendencies to avoid significantly sloped terrain, and that ...

Jul 24, 2006
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Image spam grows to 20 percent of spam

E-mail spam that relies on images to make it difficult to filter now encompasses 21 percent of all spam, said IronPort Systems, a San Bruno, Calif., company.

Jul 24, 2006
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Navy to run TB tests for crew and guests

Crew members and civilians who were aboard an aircraft carrier in San Diego are being testing for tuberculosis after some crew members tested positive for TB.

Jul 24, 2006
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Audubon refuge going strong

Mill Grove, in Audubon, Pa., the first U.S. home of John James Audubon in the early 1800s, still provides sanctuary for birds and bird lovers.

Jul 24, 2006
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Nano World: Composites with nano-graphite

Strong, lightweight plastic-like composites made with highly electrically conductive sheets of carbon just one atom thick could find use in electronics and protect aircraft from lightning strikes, experts told UPI's Nano ...

Jul 24, 2006
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Allergies are increasing in Britain

A government review of allergy services in Britain finds that the number of people hospitalized for allergies has more than tripled in the past 10 years.

Jul 24, 2006
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