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Hemp could be key to zero-carbon houses

11 years ago from Physorg

Hemp, a plant from the cannabis family, could be used to build carbon-neutral homes of the future to help combat climate change and boost the rural economy, say researchers at...

Artificial Intelligence to tackle rogue traders

11 years ago from Physorg

As the Credit Crunch continues to affect the worldwide markets the need for efficient methods to combat financial fraud has become more important than ever. Now researchers at the...

Canada recalls non-dairy frozen dessert

11 years ago from UPI

OTTAWA, April 9 (UPI) -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning against consumption of So Good-brand creamy vanilla non-dairy frozen dessert due to a labeling error.

Facebook Hits 200M Users, Looks To Charity

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

We knew Facebook was about to hit 200 million active users, but now it's official, per a post on the company's official blog. The comapny announced a charity-oriented section, Facebook...

Like Apple, Amazon, Wal-Mart change music prices

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Apple's iTunes Store isn't the only one that has adjusted prices for its digital song downloads recently: Changes are showing up at Amazon's and Wal-Mart's online music...

U.S. plans new government-owned satellites

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defying congressional opposition, the U.S. government on Tuesday said it would buy expensive new spy satellites and order more imagery from two commercial providers to plug gaps...

China looks to expand stake in stem cell technology

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will build Asia's biggest base to develop uses for stem cell medical technology, which the health minister described as having huge potential for development, a Hong...

Certain states more aggressive with anti-smoking policies

11 years ago from

A new study published in the journal Contemporary Economic Policy assesses the impact of state attributes on the likelihood that a state adopts policies to limit youth access to tobacco....

Chinese slimming capsules

11 years ago from Science Blog

Taking herbal food supplements is certainly not free of risk. Since 2005, the poison emergency centers in the German cities of Freiburg and Göttingen have registered a total of 17...

IBM green data centre to save Victoria University thousands in power costs

11 years ago from

IBM announced that Victoria University has selected IBM to design and build the university's first green data centre. As a result of the green technology employed, Victoria University will be...

US newspaper owners are 'mad as hell'

11 years ago from Physorg

US newspaper owners, their advertising revenue evaporating, their circulation declining and their readership going online to get news for free, are fighting mad.

Do smokers cost society money?

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Smoking takes years off your life and adds dollars to the cost of health care. Yet nonsmokers cost society money, too - by living longer.

Bogus security software growing threat: Microsoft

11 years ago from Physorg

Hackers are increasingly hiding viruses in bogus computer security software to trick people into installing treacherous programs on machines, Microsoft warned on Wednesday.

Japan's Sharp sees deeper net loss

11 years ago from Physorg

Japanese electronics giant Sharp Corp. said that it had fallen deeper in the red than expected in the past year, suffering its first-ever loss due to the economic downturn.

PM heralds 'green economy' Budget

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Trials of electric cars are among measures to be announced in this month's Budget, Gordon Brown reveals.

Oil Companies Loath to Follow Obama’s Green Lead

11 years ago from NY Times Science

The Obama administration wants to spend $150 billion to diversify energy sources by encouraging more renewable sources, but oil giants are hanging back.

EPA to test air outside schools, but has largely ignoring its peer-reviewed screening tool

11 years ago from Physorg

After ignoring its own research for most of the last decade, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this spring will test the air outside dozens of schools across the nation that...

Group protests Kindle e-reader's read-aloud limits

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A group representing the blind and other people with disabilities protested limitations to the new read-aloud feature on Inc.'s latest Kindle electronic reader Tuesday, arguing that...

Google CEO sees newspaper future in advertising

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Google's CEO Eric Schmidt recommends that news organizations continue to rely on advertising but seek new ways to reach readers.

Digital model could relaunch one of the world's iconic ships

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The Cutty Sark is being restored using computer models which may also answer questions about her original speed.

ACS announces winners of 'What is Nano?' video contest

11 years ago from Physorg

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced the winners of the "What is Nano?" video contest held by ACS Nanotation, the Web community site for nanoscience and nanotechnology researchers and...

High tech needs patent reform

11 years ago from Physorg

It isn't often that you see heavyweights in the tech world duking it out in a high-stakes match, with Congress as the referee. It's happening today over proposed reforms in...

Can PUMA Really Transform Urban Transportation?

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- With a June 1 deadline for settling its differences with creditors and unions looming for GM, the American automaker unveiled a joint project with Segway.

Universities plan homeland security study

11 years ago from UPI

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 7 (UPI) -- Purdue and Rutgers universities will co-lead a U.S.-Canadian research group in a six-year, $30 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security study.

Scientists to chase tornadoes to learn secrets

11 years ago from AP Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For most people, tornadoes are something to flee. But next month a small army of scientists will be doing just the opposite, crisscrossing...

Support Kenyan researchers to innovate more

11 years ago from SciDev

Kenyans must use patents to protect their innovations and use local know-how to speed up discoveries, says a Business Daily Africa editorial.

Sask. adopts British program to increase time with patients

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Saskatchewan is borrowing from Great Britain's health-care system to implement a program which promises to double the amount of time caregivers spend with patients.

Ontario doctors urge fast food chains, schools to list calories

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Menus at chain restaurant and school cafeterias should be required to list how many calories are found in the foods, a group of doctors in Ontario said Tuesday.