Archive: 09/29/2010

NIST residential fire study education kit now available

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Association of Fire Fighters have prepared an educational resource for fire chiefs, firefighters, and public ...

Sep 29, 2010
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Diller bearish on future of Ask.com

IAC chief executive Barry Diller said Wednesday he does not expect Ask.com, the Internet search engine bought for 1.85 billion dollars five years ago, to ever be more than a "niche" service.

Sep 29, 2010
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New drug offers big relief for osteoarthritis pain

A phase II clinical trial of the first new type of drug for musculoskeletal pain since aspirin shows that it significantly reduces knee pain in osteoarthritis, the most common osteoarthritis pain, according to new research ...

Sep 29, 2010
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NIST 'Vision Science Facility' aims for lighting revolution

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have become popular with backpackers and cyclists who mount them on headbands for a reliable, hands-free source of illumination. Now, a new lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology ...

Sep 29, 2010
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New mammogram study stirs debate for women in 40s

(AP) -- A new study from Sweden is stirring fresh debate over whether women in their 40s should get mammograms. It suggests that the breast cancer screening test can lower the risk of dying of the disease by 26 percent or ...

Sep 29, 2010
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