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Silicon's Effect On Sunflowers Studied

9 years ago from Science Daily

As the popularity of sunflowers grows among commercial growers and everyday gardeners, scientists are looking for new supplements and growing methods to enhance production and quality of this celebrated annual.

Dr. Neil Turok Appointed Executive Director of Perimeter Institute

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The Board of Directors of Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Neil Turok to the position of Executive Director.

Computers Linked To Some School Shootings

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Abrupt restrictions on excessive computer use may have contributed to the 1999 Columbine High School shooting rampage, according to a researcher.

BCE profit declines

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Earnings for BCE Inc. fell in the first quarter due to restructuring costs and charges to fund broadband expansion in smaller communities.

Alternatives To Ozone-depleting Pesticide Studied

9 years ago from Science Daily

In 2000, the widely used pesticide methy bromide was classified as an ozone-depleting substance, and in 2005 MB was banned in the United States and all European Union countries. In...

'Teacher Toads' Train Predators to Stay Away

9 years ago from Science Blog

Setting cane toads loose in areas of Australia that don't already have them may sound like a crazy idea, but research by the University of Sydney's Professor Rick Shine suggests...

Music reduced to beautiful math

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

It’s hard for anyone to say what music looks like, but a new mathematical approach sees classical music as cone-shaped and jazz as pyramid-like.

Ranking Consumers By Environmental Behavior: India, Brazil Top Index; United States Ranks Last

9 years ago from Science Daily

National Geographic and the international polling firm GlobeScan will unveil results of a new mechanism for measuring and comparing consumer behavior concerning the environment. Fourteen thousand consumers in Australia, Brazil,...

Over the back fence: gardeners get advice from neighbors, friends

9 years ago from Physorg

Where do gardeners turn when they need information about annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees? Staff at University of Minnesota Extension have published results of a survey that concludes that the...

BlackBerry cuts into downtime

9 years ago from Science Alert

BlackBerry users can't decide whether they love or hate the device, but they all agree that they now have a lot less corporate downtime, research has found.

Space is 'current frontier' for engineer working on next-gen wireless technologies

9 years ago from Physorg

Bhaskar Rao is a space explorer, though he is no astronaut. The electrical engineer from UC San Diego`s Jacobs School of Engineering explores the “space frontier” that has opened up...

Tech firms team up to offer high-speed WiMax

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A who's-who of media and technology companies are joining forces to create a new venture that promises to deliver web access for cellphones and laptops at speeds much faster rates...

Report: Medical tourism numbers overstated

9 years ago from UPI

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. consulting firm says the number of people who travel outside their country for medical treatment is lower than marketers report.

Social Networking Sites Replace Reunions?

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Ten years after graduating from Taylor High School in Katy, Texas, Tina Lee Naro learned some surprising things about her former classmates.

MIT commercial property price index turns higher

9 years ago from MIT Research

Despite signs of a widening disconnect between buyers and sellers, transaction sale prices of U.S. commercial property owned by institutional investors rose 2.1 percent in the first quarter of 2008,...

Neil Young to release archive on Blu-ray discs

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Rocker Neil Young plans to release his entire music archive on Blu-ray discs, a sign that the discs' capabilities are building appeal among musicians as well as...

Cisco 3Q profit beats subdued expectations

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Cisco Systems Inc.'s profit fell 5 percent in its fiscal third quarter but beat Wall Street's expectations, a sign the turbulent U.S. economy didn't rattle the world's...

Telecom Qwest 1Q profit falls 35 percent on higher taxes

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Qwest Communications International Inc. reported Tuesday its first-quarter net income fell 35 percent as tax expenses jumped and more customers halted service amid the languishing economy and...

Reservoir larger than Manhattan planned to help Everglades

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Around South Florida's vast sugar cane fields, where turtles grow to the size of basketballs and alligators own the marsh, the silence of the swamp is broken...

Collapse Yahoo talks leaves advertisers with less leverage

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The collapse of Microsoft Corp.'s pursuit of Yahoo Inc. is leaving advertisers pining for other ways to reach mass audiences on the Web and to counteract Google...

VIDEO: Food Riot Turns Deadly

9 years ago from National Geographic

Troops killed at least two protesters in Somalia, where skyrocketing food prices have led to chaos in markets in this East African country.

E.P.A. Proposes New Limits on Lead in the Air, the First Revision in 30 Years

9 years ago from NY Times Science

The agency is under court order to complete a new rule by Sept. 1, because of a lawsuit brought by environmentalists.

Pursuing the Next Level of Artificial Intelligence

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Daphne Koller’s work has led to advances in artificial intelligence that can be used to predict traffic jams, improve machine vision and understand the way cancer spreads.

Rogers rolls out cellphone-home phone hybrid

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Rogers is introducing phones that function as a regular cellphone outside the home, but also connect to the internet through Wi-Fi when in range of the customer's home router, offering...

Deportation failures, costly passports focus of AG's report

9 years ago from CBC: Health

The federal government doesn't know the whereabouts of almost 41,000 people ordered to leave Canada as of September, the Auditor General said Tuesday. Meanwhile, it has been overcharging Canadians who...

Hackers harpoon US executives with phony email subpoenas

9 years ago from Physorg

US federal court officials have warned that hackers are emailing phony subpoenas embedded with malicious software to high-ranking executives to steal valuable corporate information.

China to investigate Google for illegal maps: official media

9 years ago from Physorg

China has launched an investigation into online mapping services by Internet giants including Google and Sohu in an effort to protect state secrets and territorial integrity, state press said.