Archive: 16/03/2006

EPA's perchlorate goal is criticized

A panel of scientists says a proposed federal limit of 24.5 parts per billion on the toxic chemical perchlorate in drinking water is too high.

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Feds fail to protect U.S. sheep industry

Decades of federally subsidized predator control has failed to prevent a sheep industry decline, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society says.

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PTO unveils new patent filing system

A new electronic patent application filing system to be used by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was launched Thursday by Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. Known as EFS-Web, the new system allows patent filers anywhere ...

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'Relativity' Speaking

“If you want to assume something, fine. But just don’t say Einstein assumed it also.” Ralph Baierlein, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University, believes that it is past ...

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EU supports research towards the construction of nanomotors

Within an initiative aimed at supporting visionary research projects, the European Union has set aside research funds for the development of biological nanomotors. An international consortium of scientists, co-ordinated by ...

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Columbia University retracts three papers

Columbia University has retracted three published papers because experiments allegedly performed by a graduate student author couldn't be replicated.

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