Archive: 01/28/2009

Yes, a female condom

Sometime during the next six months, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will consider approving the FC2, a second-generation female condom. That appears likely, since an FDA advisory panel unanimously recommended the product ...

dateJan 28, 2009 in Health
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A virtual boost is sought for PCs

What if you didn't have a separate work computer to deal with anymore? Instead, you and your co-workers would use personal laptops to access work files and software - without having to download anything on your computer. ...

dateJan 28, 2009 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Help! How to avoid fast-moving computer worm

Since early January, a worm that has been referred to by several names, including "Downadup," "Kido" and "Conficker," has been infecting millions of computers around the world. The worm exploits a previously discovered vulnerability ...

dateJan 28, 2009 in Internet
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What happens when we sleep

Lack of sleep is a common complaint but for many, falling asleep involuntarily during the day poses a very real and dangerous problem. A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University demonstrates ...

dateJan 28, 2009 in Medical research
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Siestas Among the Drosophilae

(PhysOrg.com) -- Isaac Edery is concerned with biological clocks, internal mechanisms that enable virtually all plants and animals to behave in rhythmic biological cycles known as circadian rhythms.

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Predicting the big one

(PhysOrg.com) -- Predicting when a volcano will erupt is the aim of advanced research currently being undertaken by Victoria University's School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.

dateJan 28, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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