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New study provides insight on energy development and sage-grouse habitat in the intermountain West

9 years ago from

A study released 14th October in the current issue of the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE will shed new light on oil and gas development potential in the Intermountain West. Maps...

Differing Long-term Effects Of Hand-held Cellphone Bans On Driver Hand-held Cellphone Use

9 years ago from Science Daily

Phoning while driving and texting behind the wheel are in the news. This is the highway safety issue of the moment, the subject of cartoons and, on a more serious...

Sign up for health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts for savings

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Know the difference between the accounts, and consider high-deductible plans as well. ...

Electric bikes are all green (colors vary)

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

"Ride up steep hills without huffing and puffing!" "Hammer at 20 mph without breaking a sweat!" At the recent Interbike trade show in Las Vegas, an explosion of companies touted...

Marketers want anti-spam bill altered

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The Canadian Marketing Association is lobbying MPs to change an anti-spam bill so that consumers have to opt out of receiving commercial email messages, rather than opting in to get...

Thomas Edison's 'failed' concrete piano sings

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Beautiful arpeggios and even entire sweet sonatas can indeed emerge from a piano made of concrete, as famed inventor Thomas Edison envisioned.

A Cleanup Deal In Michigan

9 years ago from C&EN

Environment: Proposed agreement between Dow, EPA would govern cleanup of dioxin.

I Thawte I Saw A CAcert

9 years ago from

Around three and a half years ago, I posted an item in my personal blog about public key infrastructure.[1] In it, I mentioned two certificate authorities from which one could...

Americans Flunk News Quiz

9 years ago from Live Science

Americans score well below a D grade, at 44 percent, on some current events.

India's TCS announces 29 pct quarterly profit jump

9 years ago from Physorg

India's biggest software services exporter, TCS, reported Friday that its quarterly net profit rose by 29 percent as the company sealed more deals in a better global business environment.

Lip Plumper Truly Sucks

9 years ago from Live Science

A web site offers a thing called JolieLips Lip Plumping. Don't try this at home.

Indian regulator endorses first GM vegetable

9 years ago from SciDev

The Indian government will now consult the public before deciding whether to agree with regulators and approve GM aubergine.

Maths Research Tackles Problems of Bike + Car

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- The efforts to get more people out of cars and on their bikes in the UK could be being hampered by Governments' own transport strategies, claims new research...

New Software Could Smooth Supercomputing Speed Bumps

9 years ago from Scientific American

Supercomputers have long been an indispensable, albeit expensive, tool for researchers who need to make sense of vast amounts of data. One way that researchers have begun to make high-speed computing more powerful...

Wal-Mart offers new books for $10

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A price war has broken out in the book world. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Thursday that its online site,, would charge just $10, with free shipping,...

Ciena wins court approval for Nortel unit bid

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Ciena Corp. won court approval Thursday to start bidding on Nortel Network Corp.'s optical and Ethernet division with an offer valued at more than $532 million.

Google ready to open wallet again after stellar 3Q

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Google Inc.'s earnings and stock price are soaring again - and so is the Internet search leader's optimism.

1,001 Cameras See In Gigapixels

9 years ago from Science Daily

As manufacturers of consumer digital cameras compete in increments, adding one or two megapixels to their latest models, one researcher is thinking much bigger. Working with the U.S. Department of...

Sony to launch PlayStation with bigger hard drive

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- To give more room for game, movie and music downloads, Sony is launching a PlayStation 3 with a larger hard drive on Nov. 3.

IBM boosts '09 guidance again even as sales slump

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- IBM Corp. has jacked up its profit guidance for the second time this year, a sign of the company's confidence that it can uncork more profit from...

N.L. minister may halt health services review

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Newfoundland and Labrador Health Minister Jerome Kennedy is meeting with his officials to see if a larger review of laboratory and X-ray services that was announced last summer is necessary...

Ottawa deploys 'zoom cars' for emergencies

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Ottawa's paramedic service has set up a fleet of one-person ambulances known as "zoom cars" to speed up emergency response times.

DAVE Wireless signs roaming deal with Rogers

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

DAVE Wireless has signed a roaming agreement with Rogers that will allow customers of the fledgling new wireless company to use their cellphones across Canada.

AMD sales better than expected, CPU demand rises

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. lost money in the third quarter but said Thursday that sales were stronger than expected, adding to mounting evidence that consumer spending is...

Samsung Improves Workspace With Seamless Dual Display For Laptops -- LD220G and LD190N

9 years ago from Physorg

Samsung Electronics today announced the release of its Lapfit monitors, LD220G & LD190N, for use as a secondary display for notebook PCs. Now available through Samsung resellers and retailers at...

Cities can't bank on small businesses for stable economic partnerships

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- Locally owned small businesses don't insulate communities from layoffs and closures in bad economic times. Rather, corporate headquarters do the most to protect cities from employment reductions, reports...

High-Speed 'Other' Internet Goes Global

9 years ago from Live Science

A super high-speed global Internet devoted solely to science and education now includes half the countries of the world.

Video: Loaded: Cliq and Storm

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Twitter doesn't want you to change your passwords, we have First Looks at the Motorola Cliq and the BlackBerry Storm 2, and both Acer and Toshiba launch touch-screen computers.