Archive: 11/24/2008

New economic woes hit boomers, seniors hardest

Millions of older Americans stand at the epicenter of the current financial crisis and the implications must be confronted, said experts today during a symposium at The Gerontological Society of America's (GSA) 61st Annual ...

dateNov 24, 2008 in Other
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Researchers boost solar cell efficiency

( -- New ways of squeezing out greater efficiency from solar photovoltaic cells are emerging from computer simulations and lab tests conducted by a team of physicists and engineers at MIT.

dateNov 24, 2008 in Condensed Matter
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The light syringe

( -- Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed a novel form of syringe, formed solely from light.

dateNov 24, 2008 in General Physics
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Up close and personal networks

( -- The MAGNET Beyond project developed a breakthrough platform to cope with a world where every individual owns up to a thousand personal devices. But what will such a world look like?

dateNov 24, 2008 in Engineering
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RoboClam could lead to 'smart' anchors, more

( -- The simple razor clam has inspired a new MIT robot that could lead to a “smart” anchor that burrows through the ocean floor to reposition itself and could even reverse, making it easier ...

dateNov 24, 2008 in Robotics
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Developing a neighborhood watch for the Internet

Internet network performance problems are not only annoying to users -- they are costly to businesses and network operators. But since the Internet has no built-in monitoring system, network problems often go unnoticed.

dateNov 24, 2008 in Engineering
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Researchers identify new leprosy bacterium

A new species of bacterium that causes leprosy has been identified through intensive genetic analysis of a pair of lethal infections, a research team reports in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology.

dateNov 24, 2008 in Medical research
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