Archive: 09/25/2008

Quantum leap in hi-tech performance

For years, physicists have been heralding the revolutionary potential of using quantum mechanics to build a new generation of supercomputers, unbreakable codes, and ultra-fast and secure communication networks.

Sep 25, 2008
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Hospital patients are discharged earlier on busier days

When a hospital is capacity constrained, the constraint can affect admission and discharge decisions. A new study in the RAND Journal of Economics examined how hospitals' admission and discharge behavior is affected by flu ...

Sep 25, 2008
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Deactivating a cancer growth promoter

Three enzymes called phosphatases that shut down a molecule called SRC-3 (steroid receptor coactivator 3) could provide a new pathway for fighting cancer, particularly tumors of the breast and prostate, said researchers at ...

Sep 25, 2008
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New research finds workers more prone to lie in E-mail

A pair of recent studies suggest that e-mail is the most deceptive form of communications in the workplace–even more so than more traditional kinds of written communications, like pen-and-paper. More surprising is that ...

Sep 25, 2008
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Discovered: world's largest tsunami debris

A line of massive boulders on the western shore of Tonga may be evidence of the most powerful volcano-triggered tsunami found to date. Up to 9 meters (30 feet) high and weighing up to 1.6 million kilograms ...

Sep 25, 2008
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Protecting patient privacy the new fashioned way

Protecting patient privacy has been recognized as the duty of health-care providers for about as long as doctors have seen patients. In 1996 that duty became a legal obligation when Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability ...

Sep 25, 2008
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Zeroing in on Wi-Fi 'dead zones'

Rooting out Wi-Fi "dead zones" in large wireless networks that cover whole neighborhoods or cities is an expensive proposition. Pre-deployment testing is so costly that most WiFi providers simply build their networks first ...

Sep 25, 2008
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