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US House to vote on Obama's historic health plan

8 years ago from Physorg

US President Barack Obama's quest for health care reform comes to a head on Sunday when the House of Representatives votes on legislation to extend health insurance to virtually all...

National Broadband Plan Not Ambitious Enough, Experts Say

8 years ago from Live Science

The National Broadband Plan that the FCC unveiled Tuesday calls for Internet download speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mpbs) to be available in 100 million U.S. homes by 2020.

Back to the future for computers: A return to the 1980s?

8 years ago from

A presentation at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) in San Diego on March 24 will examine the technologies that will emerge in the...

Frontier-brand spices recalled in Canada

8 years ago from UPI

OTTAWA, March 17 (UPI) -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consume some Frontier-brand seasonings and spices because of possible contamination.

People will forgo luxury for green products when status is on mind, researcher finds

8 years ago from Science Daily

A new study finds that people will forgo luxury and comfort for a green item.

US Broadcasters Gird for FCC Fight

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Plan by Media Regulator Calls for Broadcasters to Give Up Some of Their Airwaves

Twitter CEO unveils '@Anywhere' platform

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The Company Offers a New Way to integrate Twitter Data into Partner Sites

3-D cell culture: Making cells feel right at home

8 years ago from Biology News Net

The film "Avatar" isn't the only 3-D blockbuster making a splash this winter. A team of scientists from Houston's Texas Medical Center this week unveiled a new technique for growing...

JHU astrophysicist and team win $5 million stimulus grant to build telescope

8 years ago from Physorg

A team led by Johns Hopkins astrophysicist Charles L. Bennett has won a $5 million National Science Foundation grant - administered through the federal stimulus package - to build an...

NY Times fires back at Wall Street Journal

8 years ago from Physorg

The New York Times fired back on Monday against plans by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to compete against the respected daily with a New York edition of The Wall Street...

March Madness: Bracket seedings irrelevant after Sweet Sixteen round

8 years ago from Science Daily

For the average college basketball fan looking for an edge in a March Madness office pool, an expert in statistics and data analysis has some advice on how to pick...

ACS Publications Go Mobile

8 years ago from C&EN

In Your Pocket: New application delivers ACS journals and CEN content to iPhone/iPod touch users.

Scientist at Work: Dr. Thomas R. Frieden: At C.D.C., Obama’s Appointee Wields a Big Broom

8 years ago from NY Times Health

The former New York City health commissioner has rapidly reversed many of the Bush administration’s policies at one of the world’s top health agencies.

Fingerprints leave unique trail of germs

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

People leave more than fingerprints when they touch stuff  — they also deposit a tell-tale trail of germs that could help investigators solve crimes, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. ...

How going green may make you mean

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Ethical consumers less likely to be kind and more likely to steal, study findsWhen Al Gore was caught running up huge energy bills at home at the same time as lecturing on...

Japan aims to cut emissions

8 years ago from UPI

TOKYO, March 15 (UPI) -- Japan's basic climate bill approved by the Cabinet on Friday is facing opposition from the industrial sector.

Canada seeing 'failure' on digital strategy

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

U.S. policy makers are set to unveil an ambitious new broadband plan on Tuesday, but Canada still fails to understand the importance of the digital economy, says University of Waterloo...

Israel Steps Up Efforts to Bring Back Expat Scientists

8 years ago from Science NOW

The Israeli government has adopted a $350 million plan to lure back its scientists... [Read more]

CF Industries Finally Wins Terra

8 years ago from C&EN

Fertilizers: Agreement winds down a pair of year-long merger sagas.

National emergency plan adopted

8 years ago from CBC: Health

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says the federal government has formally adopted its emergency response plan, months after the auditor general accused Ottawa of being unprepared to co-ordinate emergency measures.

Inappropriate uses of frozen plasma, experts argue

8 years ago from Science Daily

Large amounts of frozen plasma are being used inappropriately, according to two Canadian medical experts.

India Boosts Space Budget

8 years ago from Space.com

India's Parliament has increased the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) budget for 2010 by about 38 percent over last year.

Harvard University releases Profiles Research Networking Software as open source

8 years ago from Physorg

Harvard University has released Profiles Research Networking Software, a form of social networking and expertise mining technology, to the open source community. Developed with the support of Harvard Catalyst |...

Readers Don't Want To Pay For News Online

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Survey: Online News Consumers Have Favorites, But Little Loyalty, And Don't Want To Pay

First Internet .com Celebrates 25th Anniversary Today

8 years ago from Live Science

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the registration of the first .com domain name in the history of the Internet.

State Department launches 'Opinion Space' website

8 years ago from Physorg

The US State Department launched a new website on Monday seeking the opinions of people around the world on global issues and US foreign policy.

Senior drivers need more options: MDs

8 years ago from CBC: Health

The rights of elderly drivers who may need their licences for safety reasons shouldn't win out over public safety, say doctors who argue for better transport programs.

Analytical eye: Viewing through the data jungle

8 years ago from

Every day vast amounts of information flood into business databases. To achieve their corporate objectives, companies try to evaluate information relevant to their activities as effectively as possible. In the...