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Computer heart model recalls da Vinci's sketches

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Five centuries after Leonardo da Vinci's intricate drawings transformed understanding of the human heart, a new computer model promises to do the same for modern-day cardiac care,...

Google grant to researchers aims at climate-connected disease

10 years ago from Biology News Net

Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) has received $900,000 from Google.org to improve the use of climate information to predict disease outbreaks in East Africa. The...

Iranian politician moonlights as scientific plagiarist

10 years ago from Science Blog

Harold Garner's Deja Vu web database strikes. read more

The science behind what aims to be the fastest vehicle of all time

10 years ago from Science Blog

The world record bid again teams Andy, the current record holder and first man to drive a supersonic vehicle on land with Head of the Design Team and former world...

Nearly half of US states fail on emergency plan communication, new study shows

10 years ago from Physorg

Seven years after Sept. 11, and in the wake of many major natural disasters such as forest fires, hurricanes and flooding, nearly half of U.S. states either have no state-level...

Case Western Reserve University's Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative Funds Pilot Studies

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The Case Western Reserve University Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) has announced the recipients of its 2008 Pilot Project grants. Seven researchers received pilot awards totaling $430,143 from...

ORNL Nano Technologies Big Winners in DOE Call

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Eight Oak Ridge National Laboratory nanomanufacturing technologies have won $8.4 million in funding from the Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program. The awards are the result of a peer-reviewed competitive...

Harry & David Moose Munch product recalled

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of some Harry & David "Moose Munch Confection Milk Chocolate Gingerbread" due to a...

Field-hospital-on-a-chip project awarded to nanoengineer from UC San Diego

10 years ago from Physorg

With a $1.6M grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), UC San Diego NanoEngineering professor Joseph Wang will lead a project to create a "field hospital on a...

Yale dean to head 'Apple University': WSJ

10 years ago from Physorg

Apple has hired the dean of the business school at Yale University to head an educational initiative to be called Apple University, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

U.K. Approves Animal-Human Embryo Testing

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

British plans to allow scientists to use hybrid animal-human embryos for stem cell research have won final approval from lawmakers in a sweeping overhaul of sensitive science laws.

ASUStek Shows Off Concept Notebooks

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- ASUStek showcased its concept notebook with both an internal display and external display for checking e-mail, utilizing a dedicated MP3 key without opening the notebook. The external...

Nursing groups decry Ontario decision to delay 9,000 hirings

10 years ago from CBC: Health

The province of Ontario says it can save $50 million by delaying the hiring of 9,000 nurses

How to make a zombie

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Frank Swain: If you think the zombies infesting the Big Brother house in Dead Set are just products of Charlie Brooker's fevered imagination – well, that's what the CIA wants...

Amazon plays the Grinch in Wall Street's Christmas

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. boosted its earnings by almost 50 per cent in the third quarter, the company said Wednesday. But, its sogging revenue forecast for the next three...

Progress in Chinese biomedicine a massive challenge

10 years ago from SciDev

Developing biomedical research in China poses a massive challenge, says Zhu Chen.

Arriving soon: atheist bus campaign gets off to a flying start

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The UK's first atheist advertising campaign has beaten its funding target in less than

Get real! Virtual campaign draws followers

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- It's not just Earthbound voters who are intensely following the U.S. presidential campaign: The race also is a hot topic in the virtual world of Second Life.

LinkedIn connects with investors for $22.7 million

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- LinkedIn Corp. has raised an additional $22.7 million to help insulate the steadily growing online business network from the economic storm and provide more financial flexibility.

Samsung Blu-ray players hooking up with Netflix

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. is equipping Blu-ray DVD players so they can retrieve movies and TV shows from Netflix Inc.'s Internet streaming service, accelerating Netflix's push to develop...

VIDEO: Illegal Horse Fighting Exposed

10 years ago from National Geographic

Trained stallions kick, bite, and stomp each other in banned contests in the Philippines, a Sky TV report says. The games reportedly maim and wound thousands of horses each year....

The Final Countdown: McCain and Obama on Healthcare Technology

10 years ago from PopSci

Question 14: Science and Healthcare Science Debate 2008 saved the best for last. Or at least they saved the most expensive for last. According to a 2007 study by Medicare...

Draft rules issued for new Net suffixes -- at $200K

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Internet's key oversight agency issued preliminary guidelines Wednesday for the introduction of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of alternatives to ".com" in the first sweeping changes to the...

Reducing CEOs' option-based compensation decreases risky investments

10 years ago from Physorg

Since the recent bailout on Wall Street, the public has started to heavily scrutinize firms' large executive pay packages. This week, John White, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's...

Comcast startles customers with cyberteam help

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Jordan Goddard was irritated when his Internet access started fading in and out. It had been down for hours the day before. When his cable TV went...

On My Bookshelf

10 years ago from PopSci

In our office is a bookshelf. On that bookshelf are all the books we get sent to review. Most of them won't end up on curriculum book lists, but here...

Using your car key as a credit card?

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- BMW Group Research and Technology and NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, have unveiled a prototype of the world`s first multifunctional car key. The prototype...

Professor of Computer Science Diane L. Souvaine named to NSB

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Souvaine is chair of the Department of Computer Science in Tufts University's' School of Engineering. Her specialty is computational geometry, a field which focuses on the design and analysis of...