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FTC cracks down on bogus online cancer cures

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

The agency takes enforcement action against 11 companies that promote cancer cures on websites. Six have settled their cases, and the rest will be litigated. ...

GM cotton 'protects neighbouring crops'

10 years ago from SciDev

Bt cotton, the genetically modified crop, can protect neighbouring crops from pests, report Chinese scientists.

From Sugar To Gasoline: 'Green Gasoline' Crafted From Sugar And Carbohydrates

10 years ago from Science Daily

Following independent paths of investigation, two research teams are announcing this month that they have successfully converted sugar -- potentially derived from agricultural waste and non-food plants -- into gasoline,...

Security: Checking People At Airports – With Terahertz Radiation

10 years ago from Science Daily

Within the last few years the number of transport checks -- above all at airports -- has been increased considerably. A worthwhile effort as, after all, it concerns the protection...

MITEI awards second round of seed grants

10 years ago from MIT Research

The MIT Energy Initiative's second round of seed grants for energy research, announced this week, will go toward a wide array of research topics ranging from power projects for developing...

'Roman' amulet adopted by archbishop is a fake

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Historic Shepton Mallet artefact probably planted by hoaxer attempting to stop warehouse construction

Nip, tuck, hard sell: don't let cosmetic surgery ads seduce you

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Association attacks sales techniques of some clinics including digitally enhanced images

Bright ideas lighting up Grand Central Terminal

10 years ago from Physorg

New York's Grand Central Terminal may be a grand old National Historic Landmark, but thanks to some modern technology, it's becoming one the most energy efficient buildings in the city.

Conservatives Have Stronger Startle Reflexes?

10 years ago from National Geographic

Barack Obama and John McCain's frequent calls for change may be alienating a little-known constituency: easily startled people. A controversial new study links physical reflexes with voting in favor of...

3D Virtual Reality Environment Developed at UC San Diego Helps Scientists Innovate

10 years ago from Physorg

Its name sounds like something out of science fiction, but the StarCAVE at the University of California, San Diego is now a science fact. The virtual-reality environment allows groups of...

Seinfeld, Gates yield stage to real Windows users

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- TV viewers can return to their favorite programs without fear of seeing Bill Gates shaking his tushie now that Microsoft Corp. has retired a bizarre two-week-old ad...

Hacker impersonated Palin, stole e-mail password

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Details emerged Thursday behind the break-in of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's e-mail account, including a first-hand account suggesting it was vulnerable because a hacker was...

Yahoo starts web page makeover

10 years ago from Physorg

Yahoo on Thursday began a promised homepage makeover intended to revitalize its popular but financially stumbling website.

Finland unveils major broadband plan, but Canada silent

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Finland has unveiled a broadband strategy that aims to deliver ultrafast download speeds to every household by 2016 in order to boost national economic productivity, with the government footing one-third...

Iowa State Researchers Part of $208 Million Supercomputer Project

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Iowa State University researchers will be part of a large consortium working to develop and use the world's most powerful supercomputer. The new machine will be capable of sustained performance...

Internet group sues US government for electronic eavesdropping

10 years ago from Physorg

A non-profit Internet rights group on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the George W. Bush administration for what it called the "massively illegal" surveillance of Americans' emails and telephone calls...

Review: Updated Zunes, iPods make choice harder

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Zune has a long way to go to become a threat to the iPod. But it is getting closer. With updated Zunes and new iPods hitting...

Professor David Canter discusses his psychological research into the routes into terrorism

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Prof David Canter discusses his research into the routes into terrorism

EU sets new slaughterhouse rules

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The European Commission says new legislation is needed to improve animal welfare at European slaughterhouses.

New education products take human spaceflight into the classroom

10 years ago from European Space Agency

ESA has released a new educational DVD and a 3-D Teaching Tool, adding to the suite of human spaceflight related education products available for school teachers to use in the...

Satellites to bring speedy Internet to developing world

10 years ago from SciDev

A new satellite system to provide high-speed Internet access to people in developing countries by 2010 is under construction.

Immerse yourself in Spanish

10 years ago from Physorg

I've just returned from my 90-minute commute on the parking lot known as the 405 Freeway. If traffic wasn't exactly flying, time was and instead of hearing about how bad...

1M barrels of emergency oil are moved

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department has delivered more than 1 million barrels of emergency exchange oil due to supply disruptions caused by Hurricanes Gustav...

Opinion: Is it really worth cutting emissions?

10 years ago from Science Alert

Now that a carbon trading scheme in Australia is becoming a reality, many are questioning whether it is really going to be worth it. Mark Morrison argues that the answer...

Aspirin: Some plants like it, too

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Aspirin is among the most popular remedies used by people. Turns out some plants like it, too. Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research were surprised...

Self-flying Stanford robocopter learn tricks though observation

10 years ago from Physorg

Brow clenched in focus, expert radio-control pilot Garett Oku, of Mountain View, Calif., guided a 4-foot-long model helicopter through a dizzying sequence of aerobatic tricks, punctuated by an upside-down tailspin...

Yahoo Tests Livelier, More Open Home Page

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Yahoo has begun offering some users a more personalized home page that the company hopes will increase the usage and utility of a Web site that's widely used but elderly...

NASA opens Web-based educational project

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has developed a free Web-based educational product consisting of more than 55 short minute video segments.