Archive: 08/7/2007

Full-time sensors can detect bridge defects

Networks of small, permanently mounted sensors could soon check continuously for the formation of structural defects in I-beams and other critical structural supports of bridges and highway overpasses, giving ...

dateAug 07, 2007 in Engineering
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Motorola Unveils MOTOMAGX Mobile Linux Platform

Motorola, Inc. today announced a significant step in its commitment to mobile Linux and rich experience creation by introducing MOTOMAGX, its next generation mobile Linux platform. Building on success of Motorola's earlier ...

dateAug 07, 2007 in Software
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Why nectar-feeding bats need a 'power drink' to fly

Nectar-feeding bats burn sugar faster than any other mammal on Earth – and three times faster than even top-class athletes – ecologists have discovered. The findings, published online in the British Ecological Society's ...

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An apple (or banana) a day...

A national scheme to give fruit to primary school children is an effective way of improving their diet, a University of Nottingham study has found.

dateAug 07, 2007 in Health
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Study sees U.S. retirement wealth up sharply by 2040

The average value of Americans' 401(k) plans will be substantially higher in real terms by the year 2040 even if stock market returns fall short of their historical values, according to new research by a team of economists ...

dateAug 07, 2007 in Other
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In limiting life span, study finds booming bacteria innocent

Aging flies are simply crawling with bacteria—both inside and out—but their microbial infestations don’t seem to hasten the insects toward death, according to a new study in the August issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, a publ ...

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