Archive: 31/03/2006

Vaccines tested for use against bird flu

Human testing on a two potential vaccines against the H5N1 strain of bird flu has begun in Germany and Belgium, according to GlaxoSmithKline PLC.

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Report: Net increase in U.S. wetlands

Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said for the first time since 1954, there is a net increase in U.S. wetlands.

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'March Madness' effects observed in ultracold gases

Physicists at Harvard University, George Mason University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered new quantum effects in ultracold gases that may lead to improved understanding of electrical ...

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Devices give weather at-a-glance

A variety of new and novel devices are changing the way consumers get their weather -- including such techno items as a weather-forecasting umbrella. The fusion of various objects and technology has sparked much consumer ...

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RFID might help track first responders

A National Institute of Standards and Technology team is studying the feasibility of using radio frequency identification technology during emergencies.

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