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Computed Radiography System Helps Uncover Secrets From The Past

11 years ago from Science Daily

Digital medical imaging and information technology is helping The Field Museum discover and analyze secrets hidden within its world-class collections. A computed radiography system enables the museum -- for the...

Study debunks myth of job testing as race barrier

11 years ago from Physorg

Conventional wisdom holds that the standardized tests some employers require of job applicants serve as a barrier to equal employment. But a pioneering study shows just the opposite: Screening increases...

Canada blocks sale of top space company to US firm: minister

11 years ago from Physorg

Canada's industry minister confirmed Friday he is blocking the sale of leading space firm MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates to a US defense contractor, saying it provided no net benefit to...

UN to probe Canada over lack of greenhouse-gas reporting

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The UN says it will investigate Canada for failing to meet a Kyoto Protocol deadline on greenhouse-gas reporting and could bar it from an international carbon-trading scheme if the probe...

Hybrid Cars Deserve A Second Look

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Thought about buying a hybrid but have yet to take the plunge? Now may be the time to reconsider. With gas prices high, a hybrid could save you money.

States Look to Rein In Private Medicare Plans

11 years ago from NY Times Health

State officials say they are still receiving complaints of high-pressure sales tactics that have led some beneficiaries to sign up for unsuitable policies.

Citywide: The Lost Supermarket: A Breed in Need of Replenishment

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Millions of New Yorkers are having trouble finding fresh and affordable food within walking distance of their homes, according to a recent city study.

VIDEO: China's Masterpiece Factories

11 years ago from National Geographic

Armies of Chinese art-school graduates are hand-painting copies of famous artworks so companies can cash in on demand for reproductions.

Brazil, India's Citizens Are Greenest, Survey Finds

11 years ago from National Geographic

A new "Greendex" survey tracking consumer spending habits also found that the residents of the U.S. and other industrialized nations are the most wasteful.

Mexican biotech business asks government for transparency

11 years ago from SciDev

The agricultural biotechnology industry has asked the Mexican government to avoid using discretionary measures to deliver permissions for sowing maize.

Studios win $111 million judgment against TorrentSpy.com

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The six major Hollywood studios have won a $111 million judgment for copyright infringement against the shut-down file-sharing Web site TorrentSpy.com.

Review: Mint shows me the money, and that's half the battle

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Confession: I've never balanced a checkbook or devised a realistic budget. I'm too impatient to follow through with manual record-keeping when all the transactions are digital.

Google looking golden again after challenging stretch

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- It's hard to believe Google Inc. actually looked vulnerable just two months ago. The Internet search leader's stock had plummeted 45 percent from its peak. And its...

Research firm cuts into Sony claims for super-thin TV

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A Sony TV with novel display technology that has drawn rave reviews for image quality may actually last little more than half as long as the company...

Comcast mulling Net usage cap to discourage 'excessive' use

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Comcast Corp., the nation's second-largest Internet service provider, is considering setting an official limit on the amount of data that subscribers can download per month and charging...

EU delays ruling on GM products

11 years ago from Physorg

The European Commission on Wednesday ordered more tests on whether several genetically modified products should be allowed in Europe, putting back a decision on whether to give approval.

Are markets predicting Clinton's crash?

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: Political prediction markets are punishing Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in the wake of this week's primaries.

Professor studies what cars can learn from drivers' words

11 years ago from Physorg

Years ago, Stanford communication and sociology researcher Clifford Nass wondered why some people treated their computers as humans, instead of machines, a question that led him down a path of...

Workers Who Feel Trusted Will Boost Sales and Provide Better Customer Service: Study

11 years ago from Physorg

Companies that communicate their trust to employees will see superior sales and customer service performance, says a psychology researcher from Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

Grand Theft Auto Makes Crime Pay

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

"Grand Theft Auto IV" raked in more than $500 million in its first week in stores, selling more than 6 million units worldwide, the video game's publisher said.

Ottawa announces $298M in health research

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Federal Health Minister Tony Clement on Wednesday announced $298 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for 764 health research projects across the country.

Flying saucers, tiny helicopters compete in British war game

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Emotion-detecting robot cars will face off against eavesdropping flying saucers in the English countryside when scientists, academics and schoolchildren compete later this year to design the next...

Braille converter bridges the information gap

11 years ago from Physorg

A free, e-mail-based service that translates text into Braille and audio recordings is helping to bridge the information gap for blind and visually impaired people, giving them quick and easy...

Opinion: The importance of disability support workers

11 years ago from Science Alert

Many in society do not value the disabled and equally do not value the disability support workers who help them achieve, write Peter Gibilisco and Debbie Mackenzie.

Research revolution?

11 years ago from News @ Nature

Val�rie Pecresse has been a member of the French National Assembly (Yvelines department) since 2002. She rose to prominence as the combative spokeswoman for Nicolas Sarkozy's centre#19;right UMP party during...

Chemists spin a web of data

11 years ago from News @ Nature

Chemspider website provides free information on millions of molecules.

BlackBerry cuts into downtime

11 years ago from Science Alert

BlackBerry users can't decide whether they love or hate the device, but they all agree that they now have a lot less corporate downtime, research has found.