Archive: 29/11/2005

Gravity played role in New Orleans' bridge failures

Sir Isaac Newton did a number on the Interstate 10 bridges in New Orleans, according to a team of researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla that helped document some of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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KPO: India's new knowledge business

Patricia Hill lives in Freemont, Calif., and the mother of 14-year old Clark who is preparing to take his math challenge test soon was a harried parent until recently. Clark would often come up to her seeking help for math ...

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Shrinking waistline is all in the mind

Researchers have identified the area of the brain which controls perception of our body image by using an illusion that made people think their waists were shrinking.

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Scientists closer to new cancer detection method

University of Florida researchers say they are a step closer to a technique to easily detect a wide variety of cancers before symptoms become apparent. The findings, currently online in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...

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Software solution for overseas wireless

Boston software developer MobileSphere has unveiled a product it says will smooth out international long-distance capabilities for mobile phones.

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Report calls for IT education in Africa

Even in countries that lag behind in the information technology sector, there is a clear understanding that the gap between the rich and poor will only increase unless that IT divide is addressed. Yet some of Africa's richest ...

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