Archive: 02/8/2006

The Web: Comparing doctors' costs online

Comparing the costs of different doctors -- and procedures -- can be a time-consuming affair. But a new project launched in recent months by the administration of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is using the Internet to provide a one-stop ...

Feb 08, 2006 4.3 / 5 (6) 0

Exotic crab poised for widespread UK invasion

An exotic type of crab is spreading at an alarming rate throughout Britain’s coast and rivers, a new study suggests. The Chinese mitten crab, brought to Britain during the last century in ships’ ballast ...

Feb 08, 2006 3.4 / 5 (8) 0

Seeing 'Strange' Stars

Could what we see as neutron stars really be so-called strange stars? Prashanth Jaikumar and his fellow researchers think so. They recently published a letter in Physical Review Letters that redefines the characteristics of a s ...

Feb 08, 2006 4.1 / 5 (57) 0 feature

Math could predict Oscar award winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has published the 2005 nominees for its prestigious Oscar film awards. The list has attracted criticism with regards to absent names as well as rampant speculation ...

Feb 08, 2006 2.6 / 5 (9) 0

Nanoscientists fired up about battery alternative

Just about everything that runs on batteries - flashlights, cell phones, electric cars, missile-guidance systems - would be improved with a better energy supply. But traditional batteries haven't progressed far beyond the ...

Feb 08, 2006 4.2 / 5 (86) 0
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