Archive: 10/3/2012

US blocks online fraud schemes linked to India

US officials said Wednesday they shut down a series of so-called tech support scams, mostly operating from India, which duped consumers into paying to clean their computers of bogus virus infections.

Oct 03, 2012
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Methane emissions traced back to Roman times

Emissions of the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere can be traced back thousands of years in the Greenland ice sheet. Using special analytical methods, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among ...

Oct 03, 2012
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Deforestation in snowy regions causes more floods

New research suggests that cutting down swaths of forest in snowy regions at least doubles – and potentially quadruples – the number of large floods that occur along the rivers and streams passing through ...

Oct 03, 2012
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US charges firms with deception on computers (Update)

(AP)—U.S. regulators have charged 14 firms and 17 people with impersonating major companies to trick consumers into thinking their computers were plagued by viruses so they could charge hundreds of dollars to fix the problems.

Oct 03, 2012
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Home-based assessment tool for dementia screening

(Phys.org)—With baby boomers approaching the age of 65 and new cases of Alzheimer's disease expected to increase by 50 percent by the year 2030, Georgia Tech researchers have created a tool that allows ...

Oct 03, 2012
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