Archive: 08/29/2006

Biotechnology cuts waiting room time

New biometric technology has been installed at the University of Manitoba in Canada, allowing orthodontics patients to "sign in" with their fingerprints.

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Some fatty acids better than electronics

U.S. scientists say omega-3 fatty acids might prevent more sudden deaths than defibrillators in homes and public places or even implanted defibrillators.

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States flu pandemic plans are conflicted

Researchers say state plans for a U.S. flu pandemic are being hampered by lack of direction from federal officials and a dearth of scientific information.

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Every Microbe in Its Place

Marine bacteria populations vary according to ocean conditions, say University of Southern California and Columbia University marine biologists. The finding could improve reach and accuracy of ocean-change models.

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Greenhouse Methane Released From Ice Age Ocean

Periods of warming temperatures during the last ice age triggered the release of methane from beneath the ocean, according to U.S. and French researchers. Once in the atmosphere, the methane would have acted as a heat-trapping ...

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Intel Unveils New High-End Server Processors

Intel Corporation today unveiled eight new Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 series processors designed for multi-processor servers. Previously codenamed "Tulsa," the Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 7100 series delivers on key requirements ...

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What's Shaped Like a Pear and Has Two Genomes? Check The Pond

If you could peer microscopically into the closest freshwater pond, you’d hesitate before dipping a toe. Amid the murky water, you’d probably notice an oddly furry, pear-shaped organism gliding along—and gobbling up ...

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Wild bees make honey bees better pollinators

When honey bees interact with wild native bees, they are up to five times more efficient in pollinating sunflowers than when native bees are not present, according to a new study by a pair of researchers at ...

dateAug 29, 2006 in Other
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