Archive: 08/24/2006

Stealth Attack Drains Cell Phone Batteries

Cell phones that can send or receive multimedia files could be targeted by an attack that stealthily drains their batteries, leaving cellular communications networks useless, according to computer security researchers at ...

dateAug 24, 2006 in Telecom
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New Growth in Old Eyes

Nerve cells in the retinas of elderly mice show an unexpected and purposeful burst of growth late in life, according to researchers at UC Davis.

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Obesity begins in the womb

The obesity epidemic in the United States has spread to include children under 6 years old and particularly infants, according to a Harvard study. The study of 120,680 kids is the largest to date to report ...

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Researchers find key player in immune system regulation

Studies led by Dartmouth Medical School researchers have revealed a crucial link in how the immune system works. In a study published online on August 20 in the journal Nature, the researchers found that mast cells, known ...

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New book examines science of the paranormal

Stories about paranormal experiences don't surprise Deborah Blum, a professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Blum recently published the book "Ghost Hunters: William James and ...

dateAug 24, 2006 in Other
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Is a friendly board a better board?

Research by UQ Business School's Professor Renée Adams suggests that increasing the independence of boards may not be so good for shareholders. Professor Adams and co-author Daniel Ferreira found that boards emphasising ...

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Mariner Meteor Mystery, Solved?

On July 14, 1965, Mariner 4 swooped over Mars. It was a moment of high drama. Six other probes had already tried to reach Mars and failed--most malfunctioning before they even left Earth. Since the days of ...

dateAug 24, 2006 in Space Exploration
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