Archive: 4/09/2009

Golf course putting greens show their age

Just like the rest of us, golf courses show their age -- especially on putting greens, which experience more foot traffic than anywhere else on golf courses. Putting greens, which comprise only about 1.6% of the total area ...

dateSep 04, 2009 in Environment
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A virtual football? Put away the china

The last time we chatted, I wrote that somewhere in Nintendo's lair of mass mind control, "evil" scientists were patenting a game controller based on horse riding. It would look sort of like one of those bouncy balls we ...

dateSep 04, 2009 in Software
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Smoke no longer found in European hospitals

Tobacco use is prohibited in hospitals in many European countries, although levels of compliance with this regulation differ. A study carried out by researchers from the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) has shown for the ...

dateSep 04, 2009 in Health
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For peat's sake: Alternative growing media

Peat, or semi-decayed vegetation matter, has been used by commercial growers and amateur gardeners since the middle of the 20th century. Peat is added to potting soil to help retain moisture and provide additional nutrients. ...

dateSep 04, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Web-monitoring software gathers data on kid chats

(AP) -- Parents who install a leading brand of software to monitor their kids' online activities may be unwittingly allowing the developer to gather marketing data from children as young as 7 - and to sell that information.

dateSep 04, 2009 in Software
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