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South Korea tops in broadband penetration: study

9 years ago from Physorg

South Korea, where 95 percent of homes have broadband, Singapore and Taiwan are among the top five countries in terms of access to the high-speed Internet, according to a survey...

Norway, Japan prop up whaling industry with taxpayer money

9 years ago from Physorg

The governments of Norway and Japan are using taxpayer money to subsidize their unprofitable whaling industries, according to a first-time analysis of the economics of whaling.

NIST researchers 'all aglow' over new test of toxin strength

9 years ago from

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) assay using a 'glow or no glow' technique may soon help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defend the nation...

NIST study offers first detailed look at the progress of a wildland-urban fire

9 years ago from

A wildfire rages across southern California wildlands towards residential communities, endangering residents and firefighters and sending property up in smoke. This is an increasingly common story, occurring several times a...

NIST, DOD, intelligence agencies join forces to secure US cyber infrastructure

9 years ago from

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in partnership with the Department of Defence (DOD), the Intelligence Community (IC), and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), has released...

Carnegie Mellon develops Java programming tools employing human-centred design techniques

9 years ago from

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have developed two new tools to help computer programmers select from among thousands of options within the application programming interfaces (APIs)...

Google bows to pressure for German Street View

9 years ago from Physorg

Google has bowed to demands in Germany to do more to protect people's privacy ahead of the launch of its Street View service here, officials said on Wednesday.

Genzyme halts drug production amid scare

9 years ago from UPI

BOSTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Officials with Genzyme Corp. say the biotechnology company has ceased production of two drugs following the discovery of a virus at a Boston...

Regulating Tobacco

9 years ago from C&EN

Historic legislation gives FDA authority to limit, remove harmful chemicals in products.

Social networking sites become objects of embarrassment for some companies

9 years ago from Physorg

At the Bargain Zone, a freight surplus store in Lee's Summit, Mo., office manager Jeff LeMasters was clear about cell phone and Internet rules for employees:

Internet ratings sites draw millions interested in what others think

9 years ago from Physorg

Everyone's a critic, as the saying goes. Nowhere is that more true than in cyberspace. The number of user-generated ratings sites has exploded in recent years, with citizen reviewers posting...

Feds Want Data On Paper's Web Commenters

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Las Vegas Newspaper Says It Received Subpoena After Posting Tax Fraud Story

Groups seek ban on car smoking in Britain

9 years ago from UPI

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- A major effort is under way in Britain to get the government to ban cigarette smoking in cars when children are present, a...

Stamina-Rx-brand supplement is recalled

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the nationwide voluntary recall of Stamina-Rx-brand dietary supplement due to a safety hazard.

Blogging businessman denied media rights at committee

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Prominent P.E.I. businessman and active blogger Tim Banks was not allowed to videotape his appearance before a legislative committee Tuesday.

Boiling carrots whole boosts health benefits, researchers find

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Medical properties can be enhanced if vegetables are not diced before cooking, experiments show

Panel to evaluate NASA's manned spaceflight program

9 years ago from Physorg

A 10-member committee of former astronauts, aerospace executives and academics kicks off an 11-week evaluation of America's manned spaceflight program Wednesday - and the stakes couldn't be higher.

Reception problems linger after DTV transition

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The shutdown of U.S. analog TV service on Friday appears to have gone relatively smoothly, but as expected, a lot of viewers are having problems getting the...

Facebook loses battle against German lookalike

9 years ago from Physorg

US social networking website Facebook failed on Tuesday in its legal attempt in Germany to prove that lookalike competitor StudiVZ had copied its design.

Why Sonoma Chicken Coop Almaden is Best??

9 years ago from Science Blog

Sonoma Chicken Coop Almaden the best Almaden restaurant in San Jose and Almaden. There are a bunch of reasons and I will try here to enumerate. The first reason is...

A bipartisan plan for healthcare

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Democrats Tom Daschle and George Mitchell are set to join Republicans Bob Dole and Howard Baker on a proposal that would be paid for with spending cuts and tax increases. Trying to prevent...

L.A. County to probe contracts with Tarzana rehab center

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

The Times has reported that the center's executives receive salaries that are unusually high for the industry and are involved in other lucrative financial arrangements. Los Angeles County supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to investigate...

Guessing game: How much money is YouTube losing?

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Internet video leader YouTube Inc.'s losses have been overblown by some analysts, but corporate parent Google Inc. doesn't mind the misperception, according to a study to be...

Greeks to register prepaid cell phones

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Greece's prepaid mobile phone users will now have to register their identities in a bid to tackle illegal immigration and other crime, the communications minister said Tuesday.

Adobe Systems posts drop in 2Q profit, sales

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Adobe Systems Inc., the company whose software powers Flash animation and PDF documents, posted a sharp drop in its fiscal second-quarter profit and sales Tuesday amid weaker...

Synthes, Medical Device Maker, Accused of Improper Marketing

9 years ago from NY Times Health

The medical device maker and four of its executives were indicted Tuesday on federal charges that they improperly promoted a bone filler for purposes not approved by the F.D.A.

Tapeworms are possible in sushi

9 years ago from UPI

CHICAGO, June 16 (UPI) -- A Chicago man got an unexpected side dish with his sushi at a restaurant in August 2006 -- a 9-foot tapeworm, researchers say.

Multi-core ARM Chips Slated For Smartphones Next Year

9 years ago from Physorg

ARM is the chip design company that makes processors for smartphones like the Palm Pre and Apple iPhone 3G. By next year we can expect to see dual-core processors in...