Archive: 12/9/2010

Study: Half of women over 40 get annual mammograms

(AP) -- Remember the uproar last year when a government task force said most women don't need annual mammograms? It turns out that only half of women over 40 had been getting them that often to start with, even when they ...

Dec 09, 2010
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Medical science helps UK athletes reach peak performance

A new hand-held medical device will help UK athletes reach the top of their game when preparing for upcoming sporting competitions. UK Sport, the UK's high performance sports agency, has reached an agreement to become the ...

Dec 09, 2010
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Fewer synapses equal more efficient learning

(PhysOrg.com) -- Neurons exchange information via special connections, the synapses. New synapses are constantly being formed, existing synapses are reinforced and redundant synapses are eliminated. Scientists ...

Dec 09, 2010
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Free-Electron Laser goes over the rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow of visible light is an untapped goldmine of research potential, where energy sources, novel materials and environmental research are possible. That goldmine may soon be open to researchers ...

Dec 09, 2010
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Making Internet faster

There is no single entity behind the Internet. It is made up of different networks that are managed by service providers. These service providers – or operators – manage what data is being sent and monitor the amount ...

Dec 09, 2010
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Facebook's Zuckerberg pledges to give away wealth

(AP) -- Another 17 of America's richest people, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, junk bond pioneer Michael Milken and AOL co-founder Steve Case, have pledged to give away most of their wealth.

Dec 09, 2010
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