Archive: 01/26/2006

Scientists develop bird flu vaccine

University of Pittsburgh scientists say they've genetically engineered an avian flu vaccine that has proven 100 percent effective in mice and chickens.

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Nature encourages biodiversity, study

A study of seven tropical forests around the world has shown nature encourages biodiversity by favoring the growth of less common trees. Older, rarer trees get a survival boost.

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Sequencing Our Seas

Scientists have sequenced and compared the genomes of planktonic microbes living throughout the water column in the Pacific Ocean. The pioneering study yielded insight into the specialization of microbial communities ...

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Outside View: Internet as apple of discord

The lower house of the Russian parliament (State Duma) and human-rights activists have clashed in an irreconcilable battle over the social role of Ru.net, the Russian segment of the World Wide Web.

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Study: Early friendships good for children

University of Illinois scientists say children who have a good friendship before a sibling's birth are likely to have a better sibling relationship.

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Mountain Ranges Rise Dramatically Faster Than Expected

Two new studies by a University of Rochester researcher show that mountain ranges rise to their height in as little as two million years—several times faster than geologists have always thought. Each of the findings came ...

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Yale group to study atmospheric 'tsunamis'

Yale researchers have recently received funding from the National Science Foundation to observe, describe and explain severe atmospheric turbulence over mountains, and the effect of "gravity waves" on the stratosphere.

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Huawei says switches held fast during Haj

China's Huawei Technologies is boasting that its softswitch system helped Saudi Telecom sail through the crush of calls during the recent Haj.

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Nanotech leaders gather to debate nanotech pros, cons

Nanotechnology, defined as science and engineering done at the scale of a billionth of a meter, promises to have a profound impact on society. It has been heralded by many scientists, futurists and investors as the next industrial ...

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Life leaves subtle signature in the lay of the land

One of the paradoxes of recent explorations of the Martian surface is that the more we see of the planet, the more it looks like Earth, despite a very big difference: Complex life forms have existed for billions ...

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In Grids we trust

The importance of understanding the process by which a result was generated is fundamental to many real-life applications in science, engineering, medical domain, supply management, etc. Without such information, users cannot ...

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