Archive: 06/26/2007

Sweden's early baby boom provides lessons for US

Sweden, like much of Scandinavia, is known for its high quality care for older adults. Most importantly, the system helps to keep older adults independent. With the growing demand brought on by aging baby boomers however, ...

Jun 26, 2007
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Scientists de-polymerize polymers

Japanese scientists have created a process that breaks down certain plastics, allowing the chemicals to be reused to make new higher-quality plastic.

Jun 26, 2007
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Study: Pet care industry is booming

The American Chemical Society said U.S. pet owners spent $18.5 million last year on veterinary care, medications and other non-food pet supplies.

Jun 26, 2007
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Sex differences in brains reflect disease risks

Women’s brains are different from men’s. That’s not news. What is news is that the differences are smaller than most people believe. They are not big enough to say that one sex is smarter or better at math than the ...

Jun 26, 2007
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IBM labs eye giving cars 'reflexes'

IBM researchers are looking into ways to give cars “reflexes” that would reduce traffic congestion and help prevent accidents. The scientists are exploring technology that would let vehicles exchange information with ...

Jun 26, 2007
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Electrified cells don't get dizzy

An unusual but simple direct electrical connection between neighbouring nerve cells enables a neuronal network in the fly’s flight control centre to detect rotational axes. The system remains stable, even ...

Jun 26, 2007
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Report: U.S. broadband speed outdated

So-called high-speed Internet broadband connection speeds are "pathetic" compared with other industrialized nations, a communications union report claimed.

Jun 26, 2007
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