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Space Transfer at Hannover Messe 2008

9 years ago from European Space Agency

Technology spin-offs from European space programmes were showcased at the SpaceTransfer08 event at the world's leading industrial trade fair Hannover Messe 2008. Vodcast

F.D.A. Warns Merck About Plant

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Inspectors said the West Point, Pa., plant, which recalled two vaccines in December over sterility problems, had determined that manufacturing rules were not being followed.

United We Stand: When Cooperation Butts Heads With Competition

9 years ago from Science Daily

Phrases such as "survival of the fittest" and "every man for himself" may seem to accentuate the presence of political and social competition in American culture; however, there obviously are...

Consumer's guide: green cleaning products

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Consumers seeking a greener clean can start by looking for labels that list all ingredients (not just active ingredients). A few certifying organizations put their stamp of approval on products...

Integration missteps at AOL led to first flat ad quarter

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- AOL made key mistakes that pushed down display-advertising sales and resulted in the Time Warner Inc. unit's first quarter of flat ad revenue since it began staking...

Students to Test 'Tsunami Shelters'

9 years ago from Physorg

Their tsunami shelters are only made out of small wooden blocks and held together by toothpaste used for glue, but they also incorporate months of study with computer-aided design, learning...

Google unveils eclectic mix of designs by prominent artists

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Google Inc.'s once-austere Web site is turning into an eclectic art gallery. Hoping to spur more customization of its home page, the Internet search leader has unveiled...

Japan's SoftBank to seek 40 pct stake in Chinese Web company

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Japanese Internet services and telecommunication company SoftBank said Wednesday it hopes to boost its stake to 40 percent in a major Chinese Internet company, eyeing booming demand.

Samsung Introduces P960 Mobile TV Slider Phone

9 years ago from Physorg

Samsung Electronics announced today P960, the world`s first slider type Digital Video Broadcast - Handheld (DVB-H) mobile TV phone P960.

J. Craig Venter named visiting scholar

9 years ago from Harvard Science

J. Craig Venter, the visionary biologist and intellectual entrepreneur who was a leading figure in the decoding of the human genome, will join Harvard University as a visiting scholar at...

"...An important experiment for Harvard."

9 years ago from Harvard Science

 When the Harvard University Science and Engineering Committee (HUSEC) gathered for its first meeting late last April, it was charged by not one, but two Harvard Presidents.Then President-designate and now...

President Faust testifies for increase in NIH funding

9 years ago from Harvard Science

With the careers of a generation of young researchers threatened by five years of flat National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, Harvard President Drew Faust and leaders of six other...

Maps Point the Way to Fighting the Flu Virus [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

In the same way that a road map helps drivers make sense of otherwise cryptic directions, a team of scientists has developed software that allows them to map the clashes...

In Abstract: Avoid Concrete Examples When Teaching Math [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

Real-world math problems: for many of us, they were the bane of our existence during high school. A train would leave New York City at a given time headed south...

Germany's SAP posts weak earnings, delays product launch

9 years ago from Physorg

German software giant SAP said Wednesday that first quarter net profit fell 22 percent and disappointed investors as it delayed the launch of a new product for small- and medium-sized...

Less Geek More Citizen: Computer Scientists Push Social Relevance

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Michael F. Buckley, a University at Buffalo computer science lecturer, is leading a national movement to change the way computer science is taught in college. He thinks it could save...

Feature: Economic profit the key to sustainable fisheries

9 years ago from Science Alert

Exploiting a renewable resource for maximum economic profit is the antithesis of sustainable management, right? Not if you're running a fishery, reports Wendy Pyper.

Simon Jenkins: The only message being sent is of cowardice and stupidity

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Simon Jenkins: This pseudo-tough move to reclassify cannabis flies in the face of the science

Researchers create health, happiness index

9 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Staying healthy and happy is a struggle for about half of Americans, according to a massive survey that attempts to measure the nation's general welfare, much like...

Personal digital assistants in space

9 years ago from European Space Agency

Can tiny and ubiquitous devices like Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) be of use for space applications? The answer is a definite yes. Recent tests have demonstrated current and future uses...

Science and Galileo - working together

9 years ago from European Space Agency

Galileo is a promising tool for the scientific community, even though it is mainly intended for a set of practical services such as guiding cars, supporting safe aircraft landings or...

Efficiency of satellite telecommunications for civil protection agencies

9 years ago from European Space Agency

Enhancing interoperability during European civil protection operations is the objective of an ESA project named Decision. In the context of this project, field trials were held in Chartres, France, focusing...

Absinthe's Mind-Altering Mystery Solved

9 years ago from Live Science

A new analysis could end the controversy over absinthe's ingredient.

Bats can put on the loudest rock concert — ever

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Bats that weigh no more than a handful of coins screech 100 times louder than rock concerts, a discovery that could help design advanced robots.

Moondust and Duct Tape

9 years ago from Science @ NASA

Going to the Moon? Don't forget your duct tape. Thirty-six years ago when Apollo 17 astronauts found themselves a quarter million miles from home with a damaged moonbuggy,...

Q&A: Baltimore's pointers for science in developing nations

9 years ago from SciDev

David Baltimore, Nobel laureate and last year's AAAS president, tells SciDev.Net what it takes to develop good scientific institutions.

New initiative puts ICTs into Arab teaching

9 years ago from SciDev

Global computer giant Intel has teamed up with an Arab foundation to train two million teachers in interactive learning in 16 countries.

Access to export markets 'requires policy rethink'

9 years ago from SciDev

Southern African livestock farmers will miss out on access to export markets unless international trade restrictions are adjusted.