Archive: 05/25/2009

Mexico to erect statue to swine flu 'patient zero'

A state in eastern Mexico is to erect a statue to a small boy suspected as being the first patient of swine flu here, to be modeled on the famous Manneken Pis statue of a child urinating in Brussels.

May 25, 2009
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Project Whirlwind comes home

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Project Whirlwind Computer collection -- a compilation of pioneering digital computing research conducted at MIT in the 1940s and 1950s -- has been transferred back to the Institute from ...

May 25, 2009
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Mobile services made simple

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers believe they have achieved what has remained an almost impossible dream in the wireless world: powerful mobile services that work simply, seamlessly and intuitively.

May 25, 2009
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Online news fees: financial salvation or suicide?

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is a rarity among large U.S. newspapers - it's selling more weekday copies than a decade ago. In Idaho, the Post Register's circulation has remained stable, while many other print publications ...

May 25, 2009
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EarthTalk: What is 'nanotechnology'?

Dear EarthTalk: What is "nanotechnology"? I've heard that nanoparticles are already in consumer products, yet we haven't really studied their potential health impacts. (Dan Zeff, San Francisco)

May 25, 2009
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Questions from end of stair-climbing wheelchair

(AP) -- The nation's first stair-climbing wheelchair hit the market with a bang but disappeared with a whimper, a casualty of price that raises a big question: How much will society agree to pay for high-tech ...

May 25, 2009
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