Archive: 02/26/2010

The pig and its pancreas

The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes places a huge burden on its victims and poses a tremendous challenge to healthcare systems. Half of all heart attacks and stroke cases, but also many other deleterious conditions, ...

Feb 26, 2010
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Mechanical devices stamped on plastic

(PhysOrg.com) -- Microelectromechanical devices -- tiny machines with moving parts -- are everywhere these days: they monitor air pressure in car tires, register the gestures of video game players, and reflect ...

Feb 26, 2010
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A New Class of Variable Stars Revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Modern astronomy sometimes makes discoveries by looking in new places, the distant universe for example, using telescopes and instruments that extend the previous limits of detection.

Feb 26, 2010
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Resting brain reveals connections

(PhysOrg.com) -- Images of the brain with various areas 'lighting up' in a rainbow of colours are now pretty familiar to many of us. These come from studies in which people are given tasks to do inside MRI ...

Feb 26, 2010
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Study on the Security of Cloud Computing

Not only does cloud computing help to save money, it also helps to increase IT security: Small and medium sized companies especially can profit from special cloud security solutions and the knowledge advantage of experienced ...

Feb 26, 2010
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Scientist eyes 39-day voyage to Mars

A journey from Earth to Mars could in the future take just 39 days -- cutting current travel time nearly six times -- according to a rocket scientist who has the ear of the US space agency.

Feb 26, 2010
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British politicians fall victim to Twitter scam

(AP) -- British politicians were among those caught up Friday in the latest Twitter-based scam which hijacks users' accounts to send out sexually explicit messages to friends and followers.

Feb 26, 2010
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