Archive: 12/7/2005

Many states flunk science standards

Nearly half the states have reportedly flunked an examination of statewide science standards for elementary and high schools.

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Greyhounds and humans going round the bend

New research published this week has identified the fundamental differences between two and four legged animals that explain what limits their top speeds.

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When sea monsters threaten, eat them

Japanese fishermen report encountering an increasing number of "sea monsters" -- 6-foot-wide, 450-pound poisonous jellyfish.

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Dutch selloff of KPN fans takeover fears

Few industries have been directly affected by sweeping technological changes than the telecommunications sector, but it has also remained one of the most closely controlled by the public sector worldwide. European telecommunications ...

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The Web: Pols embracing podcasting

Howard Dean this week headlined the Democratic National Committee's first "podcast" on the Internet -- a brief, recorded audio broadcast that listeners around the globe downloaded, signaling, experts told United Press International's ...

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Grids to aid breast cancer diagnosis and research

The MammoGrid project is studying the commercial possibilities for its distributed computing environment that employs existing Grid technologies for the creation of a European database of mammogram data. By using Grid computing, ...

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