Archive: 12/27/2009

Disinfectants may promote growth of superbugs

Using disinfectants could cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself, according to research published in the January issue of Microbiology. The findings could have important implic ...

Dec 27, 2009
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Cell phone mania forces scramble for more airwaves

(AP) -- Wireless devices such as Apple's iPhone are transforming the way we go online, making it possible to look up driving directions, find the nearest coffee shop and update Facebook on the go. All this ...

Dec 27, 2009
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Glider robot a sleek ocean explorer

The sea was heaving, the skies gray. The captain of the research ship was worried about the weather. About 120 miles off the coast of Spain, three Rutgers University scientists had a narrow window of opportunity to find and ...

Dec 27, 2009
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Curtain falling on 'Digital Decade'

While it got off to a rocky start with the overhyped Y2K bug and dotcom bubble, the era dubbed the "Digital Decade" by Microsoft's Bill Gates has turned out to be a dizzying period of innovation.

Dec 27, 2009
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House and Senate look to final health care talks

(AP) -- How many Americans will get subsidized medical coverage - plus who will pay for it - will be front-burner issues when Congress returns next month to complete President Barack Obama's health care remake.

Dec 27, 2009
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Google sharpens aim on mobile marketing with AdMob

(AP) -- Four years ago, Omar Hamoui was just another ineffectual entrepreneur trying to spruce up his resume in graduate school. Now, he's poised to become Google Inc.'s newest weapon as the company aims to extend its dominance ...

Dec 27, 2009
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