Archive: 07/26/2006

How Much the Eye Tells the Brain

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine estimate that the human retina can transmit visual input at about the same rate as an Ethernet connection, one of the most common local area ...

Jul 26, 2006
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Space Station Set for Expansion

The next part of the International Space Station might resemble a cocoon when tucked inside Space Shuttle Atlantis for flight. But by the time it's deployed in space, the segment that will provide a quarter ...

Jul 26, 2006
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U.S. hospital uses supercomputer

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, located in the western United States, has been recognized as having one of the world's most powerful computers.

Jul 26, 2006
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Lexapro lawsuit filed against Forest Labs

A lawsuit has been filed against U.S.-based Forest Laboratories involving the deaths of two men taking the drug company's antidepressant, Lexapro.

Jul 26, 2006
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Nano World: Nano helps keep cells alive

Encasing living cells in networks of silica and fatty layers only nanometers or billionths of a meter in size could help keep them alive longer for use in novel chemical factories or sensors, experts tell UPI's Nano World.

Jul 26, 2006
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Genetic sequencing of little bug holds big potential

As bacteria go, Bacillus megaterium doesn’t exactly get a lot of press. Most people have never heard of it. Yet the common little bug with the grandiose name is yielding important information about subjects that are vi ...

Jul 26, 2006
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UW Mathematician to Study Tornado Turbulence

Anyone who has seen a tornado has noticed its snake-like core weaving from an imaginary hole in the sky to threaten the ground below. However, not everyone who has witnessed a tornado calls it a "vortex filament" ...

Jul 26, 2006
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