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PC makers voluntarily supply Web filter in China

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Several PC makers were including controversial Internet-filtering software with computers shipped in China on Thursday despite a government decision to postpone its plan to make such a...

Obama weighs in to support climate bill

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Hoping to get wavering House Democrats behind a climate and energy bill, President Obama on Thursday argued the legislation "will finally make clean energy the profitable kind of energy."

CWRU Receives $5M from Ohio Third Frontier Commission

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, comprised of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Athersys, Inc. has received $5 million from Ohio's Third Frontier Commission...

Policy transparency key to saving world's fisheries

9 years ago from Science Blog

The sustainability of fisheries depends on the transparency with which coastal states incorporate scientific advice into policies, reports a study led by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia...

Intelligent DJ Emerges from Fundamental Research

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- An Austrian project has made the leap from research bench to shop shelf and is breathing musical intelligence into a digital audio system. This achievement has been made...

Kodak taking Kodachrome away

9 years ago from Physorg

Kodak is taking Kodachrome away. More than 35 years after Paul Simon immortalized the color film in song, the company announced on Monday that it would be ending production...

Is personal data safe at firms?

9 years ago from Physorg

Making rules can be just as difficult as complying with them. Dutch researcher Marieke Thijssen investigated how well the Personal Data Protection Act (Dutch acronym Wbp) is harmonised with other...

Video: Is Google Voice the lord of the rings?

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Google Voice finally starts to let in new users, T-Mobile launches a G1 follow-up called the myTouch, and your favorite blogger may not get many more free lunches.

Computer vision technique doubles accuracy

9 years ago from UPI

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., June 22 (UPI) -- Boston College scientists have developed a computer technique that lets computers "see" objects as fleeting as a butterfly with nearly double...

Ethiopia's sorghum superhero

9 years ago from SciDev

An agricultural scientist whose work in sorghum improvement has benefited African farmers has won the World Food Prize.

Scheme helps polish developing country science papers

9 years ago from SciDev

Researchers in developing countries can access a free editing service that prepares their manuscripts for submission to journals.

Bally's founder Don Wildman speeds up at 76

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

As the writer discovered during one grueling workout session, the best you can do is just try to keep up with the 'Circuit' master, surfer and triathlete. We're 45 minutes up a forbidding...

DFO's latest weapon: Buddy the lobster egg-sniffing dog

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

For six years Buddy has been tracking salmon poachers, illegal anglers and people digging clams in prohibited areas, but the Department of Fisheries and Oceans believes the German shepherd is...

ACS compress print journals to favour online

9 years ago from Chemistry World

American Chemical Society to fit two pages on one for print versions of its journals to save money, space and trees

Living Safely with Robots, Beyond Asimov's Laws

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- "In 1981, a 37-year-old factory worker named Kenji Urada entered a restricted safety zone at a Kawasaki manufacturing plant to perform some maintenance on a robot. In his...

Midget plant gets makeover

9 years ago from Science Blog

Palo Alto, CA -- A tiny plant with a long name (Arabidopsis thaliana) helps researchers from over 120 countries learn how to design new crops to help meet increasing demands...

Google Analyzes Your Vacation Snaps to Figure Out Where You Were

9 years ago from PopSci

Where were we when this was taken? Do you remember, dear? Tired of trying to identify landmarks in your endless folders of travel photos? Google's image recognition engine could help....

Can First-Time Home Buyers Save the Economy?

9 years ago from Live Science

Last summer, many Americans stayed home. This summer, we might buy one.

Taiwan's AU Optronics, China firm to set up joint venture

9 years ago from Physorg

Taiwan's AU Optronics Corp said Monday it would set up a flat panel display joint venture with China's Sichuan Changhong Electric Co as it tries to tap the huge Chinese...

Japan plans WTO complaint on SKorea battery rule

9 years ago from Physorg

Japan is set to complain to the WTO this week over a South Korean plan to tighten safety regulations on lithium-ion batteries, accusing Seoul of protectionism, a report has said.

Industrial Computers and Work Place

9 years ago from Science Blog

An industrial computer is just the same as a conventional PC, only they are considered and built to withstand a lot of of the cruel elements of industrial environments. Industrial...

Plant Protection Faces Scrutiny

9 years ago from C&EN

Chemical makers question technology mandate before Congress.

Big disparities in the treatment of arrhythmias across Europe

9 years ago from

The latest statistics regarding the use of pacemakers and implantable cardiac devices in Europe was presented on Sunday 21 June, at EUROPACE 2009, the meeting of the European Heart Rhythm...

Healthcare reform puts a price on quality of life

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

As the Clinton White House discovered to its grief more than a decade ago, and the Obama White House is learning, no minefield of American politics is as uncharted...

Panel Might Revise Health-Care Bill

9 years ago from NY Times Health

The Finance Committee will consider revisiting its version of health-care legislation to gain more support.

FTC plans to monitor blogs for claims, payments

9 years ago from Physorg

Savvy consumers often go online for independent consumer reviews of products and services, scouring through comments from everyday Joes and Janes to help them find a gem or shun a...

Computer Idle? Now You Can Donate Its Time To Find A Cure For Major Diseases

9 years ago from Science Daily

Not using your computer at the moment? You can now donate your computer's idle time to cutting-edge biomedical research aimed at finding a cure for HIV, Parkinson's, arthritis, and breast...

Disaster Request for a Drought-Hit County in California

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked President Obama to declare Fresno County a federal disaster area because of a three-year drought straining the agricultural industry.