Archive: 04/5/2006

GAO critical of Bush's global AIDS plan

The Government Accountability Office is criticizing U.S. President George Bush's AIDS plan for causing confusion and eroding prevention efforts in some nations.

Apr 05, 2006
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Finding a Better Way to Quiet Noisy Environments

Researchers at UCSD report in the April 4 issue of the Journal of Sound and Vibration a new mathematical algorithm designed to dramatically improve noise-cancellation technologies that are used to quiet everything from a ...

Apr 05, 2006
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Spitzer Finds Hints of Planet Birth Around Dead Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered new evidence that planets might rise up out of a dead star's ashes. The infrared telescope surveyed the scene around a pulsar, the remnant of an exploded star, and ...

Apr 05, 2006
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Chinese companies ready to drive global expansion

Research by IBM and Fudan University finds that Chinese companies are expanding globally to acquire technology and management skills, escape intense domestic competition and capture new market opportunities. The in-depth ...

Apr 05, 2006
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Low-calorie diet: Longer life?

St. Louis scientists are starting a 2-year study to confirm a short Louisiana State University trial suggesting low-calorie diets result in longer life.

Apr 05, 2006
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Hubble finds 'dust clouds' in Milky Way

NASA says its Hubble Space Telescope has photographed opaque, dark knots of dust and gas called "Bok globules" in our Milky Way Galaxy.

Apr 05, 2006
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Illinois first in tritium leaks

Illinois reportedly has more sites at which radioactive tritium have leaked than any other state where such spills have been reported.

Apr 05, 2006
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Rutgers Researchers Find Fat Gene

Rutgers researchers have identified a human gene, its protein product and the way in which the protein influences how the body processes fat, discoveries that may lead to drugs to control obesity and promote ...

Apr 05, 2006
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Faster, Less Expensive Approach to Fluid Meter Design

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has patented a faster way to determine flow rates of liquids through channels or pipes. Its balanced flow meter provides 10 times the accuracy of standard orifice-based ...

Apr 05, 2006
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'Scent of a woman' tells male redback spiders to find a mate

If men think finding a nice partner to settle down and raise children with is tough, consider the plight of the male Australian redback spider. Instead of personality conflicts, spats over in-laws and financial ...

Apr 05, 2006
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70 million in U.S. have sleep disorders

The U.S. Institute of Health estimates as many as 70 million people in the United States suffer from chronic, treatable sleep disorders.

Apr 05, 2006
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Nano World: Nanoparticle toxicity tests

Scientists have for the first time compared how toxic several different kinds of nanoparticles are with known toxic and nontoxic items and found certain nanoparticles appeared surprisingly toxic, experts told UPI's Nano World. ...

Apr 05, 2006
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Study: Even short-term yoga training good

Scientists at Thailand's Khon Kaen University say 18 short yoga sessions can provide significant improvement to one's respiratory function.

Apr 05, 2006
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