Archive: 28/09/2005

Berkeley Lab Technology Could Help Areas Flooded by Katrina

DNA ‘Phylochip’ Scans for Thousands of Disease-Causing Microbes The flood waters that filled the streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are now heavily populated with bacteria, viruses ...

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The Web: Internet voting still a long way off?

Some of the recommendations to improve electronic voting technology made by the election reform commission headed by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker provide only "marginal" improvements ...

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Forecasters warn of more major hurricanes

U.S. meteorologists say conditions that spawned hurricanes Rita and Katrina still exist, creating the likelihood of another intense hurricane next month.

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Scientists end mystery of Maya city

A decades-long mystery surrounding the rumored existence of a Maya city has reportedly ended with the discovery of the city in the jungles of Guatemala.

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Broadband usage up

Two out of every five Americans have broadband access at home, according to a report by Nielsen/NetRatings.

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Arctic sea ice continues decline as temperatures rise

New satellite records monitored by a national team of collaborators show a four-year pattern of extremely low summer sea-ice coverage in the Arctic that continued in September 2005, which may be the result of warming temperatures ...

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Robots to shed light on sexual disease

It won’t be long before automated DNA test contribute to providing more knowledge about the up to now nearly unknown sexually transmitted mycoplasma – truly more widespread than chlamydia. Mycoplasma is a bacterial infection ...

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