Archive: 03/29/2007

U.S. Cedes Top Spot in Global IT Competitiveness

A low rate of mobile telephone usage, lack of government leadership in IT and fallen quality of math and science education were blamed for the U.S. slipping to seventh place in the World Economic Forum's ranking of technology ...

dateMar 29, 2007 in Business
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Warm winter also in the Arctic

Central Europe is not the only place where the past, warm winter has caused record temperatures. Unusually mild temperatures also prevented ice formation in the Arctic, specifically in the region around Spitsbergen. ...

dateMar 29, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Chromosomal microarray analysis proves accurate

Two years and more than 2,000 samples after researchers at Baylor College of Medicine started to use a new gene-chip technology called chromosomal microarray analysis to look for potential genetic abnormalities in children, ...

dateMar 29, 2007 in Genetics
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The impossible siblings

Combining precise observations obtained by ESO's Very Large Telescope with those gathered by a network of smaller telescopes, astronomers have described in unprecedented detail the double asteroid Antiope, ...

dateMar 29, 2007 in Astronomy
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Tequila plant may provide colon relief

Researchers in Mexico say compounds from the fruit used to make tequila may provide a more effective way to treat diseases of the colon.

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Smokers make poorer workers

Smokers perform worse at work than non-smokers, finds a study of US navy female service members published in Tobacco Control.

dateMar 29, 2007 in Health
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