Archive: 12/9/2008

New work on leading wave power

A technology that is adapted to the special conditions for wave energy places the wave energy technology from Uppsala on the absolute cutting edge in the world. In his dissertation, Rafael Waters presents the findings from ...

dateDec 09, 2008 in Energy & Green Tech
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Instore web 3.0 scouting

Scientists at Toshiba's Corporate Research and Development Center, in Japan have developed a system that offers shoppers advice on what to buy based on the product barcode and the current weblog buzz around the gadget. The ...

dateDec 09, 2008 in Computer Sciences
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Production line for artificial skin

Some patients wish they had a second skin – for instance because their own skin has been burnt in a severe accident. But transplanting skin is a painstaking task, and a transplant that has to cover large ...

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Researcher Helps People See Beyond the 'Typical' Divorce

( -- According to a University of Missouri family researcher, there is no “typical divorce.” Realizing this, friends and family members of people experiencing divorce should be aware of the appropriate type ...

dateDec 09, 2008 in Other
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A 'black magic' CO2 fix

Biochar, similar to charcoal used by pre-Columbian Amazonian cultures to boost crop yields, could help the fight against climate change by securely locking carbon away in soils for thousands of years, according ...

dateDec 09, 2008 in Environment
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Protein could prevent blocked arteries

( -- For the first time, researchers have found that a modified form of a naturally occurring protein, N-cadherin, could prevent blocked arteries. Blocked arteries are a major cause of heart attacks ...

dateDec 09, 2008 in Medical research
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Statin warning for pregnant women

Pregnant women or those hoping to start or extend a family should avoid using the cholesterol-lowering drugs statins, say scientists.

dateDec 09, 2008 in Health
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