Archive: 10/28/2008

A need for improved efficiency in nanomanufacturing

New research shows that environmental gains derived from the use of nanomaterials may be offset in part by the processes used to manufacture them. Research published in a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, a peer ...

Oct 28, 2008
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Arctic sea ice thinning at record rate

( -- The thickness of sea ice in large parts of the Arctic declined by as much as 19% last winter compared to the previous five winters, according to data from ESA's Envisat satellite.

Oct 28, 2008
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Improved poverty analysis

In areas of extreme poverty it is often difficult to determine the standard of living. During her doctoral research in Uganda, Nicky Pouw developed a method to analyze relatively simple material and immaterial possessions ...

Oct 28, 2008
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Microsoft Gets Patent for Patently Offensive Audio Content

( -- Microsoft recently obtained a patent designed to create an Automatic Censorship of Audio Data For Broadcast . The invention is intended to act as a filter for live broadcasts where it is impracticable to delete or make inaudible certai ...

Oct 28, 2008 weblog
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Octogenarians can be good candidates for heart surgery

Patients 80 years and older who are in overall good health are perfectly able to withstand open-heart surgery, according to the latest study of Dr. Kevin Lachapelle of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). His findings ...

Oct 28, 2008
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