Archive: 14/02/2006

Scientists to perfect the perfect rose

David Murdock, owner of the Dole Food Co. -- North America's largest marketer and importer of cut flowers -- is seeking the "perfect" rose.

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Experts question generic bird flu vaccine

A bird flu vaccine ordered by the British government in an effort to prevent a pandemic may be ineffective, The Times of London reported Tuesday.

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New British egg donation rules expected

British women will soon be allowed to donate eggs for cloning experiments that promise new therapies for diseases, The Times of London reported Tuesday.

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Race matters to 3-month-olds, study finds

You should judge someone not by the color of his skin, civil-rights leader Martin Luther King declared 43 years ago, but by the content of his character. Yet new research suggests that to achieve this ideal, you may have ...

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World's longest laser invented

Academics at Aston University in Birmingham, UK have invented what is thought to be the world’s longest laser. They have transformed an optical fibre 75 kilometres long into the laser, which the team hopes will improve ...

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Semi-automatic multimedia monitor tracks sponsorship

Corporate sponsors seek positive results from their investments. By automatically monitoring TV programmes and print media, a new system promises to keep sponsors and media analysts well informed and happy.

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