Archive: 02/27/2006

No ruling yet in BlackBerry case

No word Monday from a courtroom in Virginia where a federal judge is mulling a patent dispute that could shut down BlackBerry e-mail service.

Feb 27, 2006
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Early humans on the menu

It is a widely accepted view in both research and popular literature: our ancient ancestors were hunters; aggressive, competitive and natural killers. This “Man the Hunter” idea has long influenced our understanding of ...

Feb 27, 2006
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Nanoscale Tubing Assembles Itself Instantly

Making tubes useful often means joining them to other tubes and linking them together in networks. Easy enough to do with standard water pipes — but on the nanoscale, joining nanotubes is hard to do.

Feb 27, 2006
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Mangroves importance and decline studied

Scientists say mangroves, the backbone of tropical ocean coastlines, are far more important to the global ocean's biosphere than previously thought.

Feb 27, 2006
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Life, the Remake: Scientist says evolution 'predictable'

If the history of life were to play out again from the beginning, it would have a similar plot and outcomes, although with a different cast and timing, argues UC Davis paleontologist Geerat Vermeij in a new ...

Feb 27, 2006
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Explaining Nanotech

Who will operate the nanotechnology factories of the future? Will the public be able to make informed decisions about new nanometer-scale products and services? Will tomorrow’s nanotechnology industry face ...

Feb 27, 2006
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NASA technology 'shoots' for crime scene investigations

What do a NASA engineer and a detective have in common? The answer is a new NASA photographic laser device that helps look for damages on NASA's Space Shuttle that can also be used to "shoot" more details in ...

Feb 27, 2006
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Researchers unlock how cells determine their functions

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered a molecular mechanism directing the fate and function of cells during animal development. The findings could hold promise for the advancement of cancer ...

Feb 27, 2006
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Study: Football coaches are conservative

A University of California-Berkeley researcher says he's discovered professional football coaches tend toward conservative decision-making behavior.

Feb 27, 2006
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Study: Football coaches are conservative

A University of California-Berkeley researcher says he's discovered professional football coaches tend toward conservative decision-making behavior.

Feb 27, 2006
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EPA panel's recommendations are ignored

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is, for the first time, ignoring recommendations from its Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee.

Feb 27, 2006
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