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Study may keep fruits younger longer

11 years ago from UPI

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. chemists say they have discovered how blocking ethylene gas, produced naturally by plants as a hormone, slows aging of fruits, vegetables...

Modern military contractors vs. 'Iron Man'

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

When superhero Tony Stark isn't donning his Iron Man armor to personally rough up villains, he's pitching the U.S.  military on new gadgets to fight the War on Terror. The...

Ore. court rejects medical costs claim on tobacco industry

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The same Oregon court that slapped Big Tobacco with a huge punitive damages award has handed the industry a victory by rejecting a class-action lawsuit for medical...

Mechanical squirrels, robot lizards jump into research

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- One gray squirrel, its bushy tail twitching, barked a warning as another scrounged for food nearby. It was an ordinary spring day at Hampshire College, except that...

Are download limits anti-competitive?

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Caps imposed by ISPs are seen as a threat to video download services offered by the likes of Microsoft and Apple.

Updated version of GAIM model goes operational

11 years ago from Physorg

An updated version of the Global Assimilation of Ionospheric Measurements (GAIM) model went operational at the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) on February 22, 2008. The operational GAIM program has...

Researchers find link between advertising and increased tobacco use among India's youth

11 years ago from Physorg

As the westernization of India accelerates, tobacco advertising and marketing have been linked to increased tobacco use by urban Indian children as young as 11, according to a study by...

Computers go on sale to general public in Cuba for 1st time

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Cubans are getting wired. Computers went on sale to the general public on the communist island on Friday and potential consumers were lining up outside store windows...

Bringing down the language barrier... automatically

11 years ago from Physorg

Progress being made by European researchers on automatic speech-to-speech translation technology could help the EU tackle one of the biggest remaining boundaries to internal trade, mobility and the free exchange...

Full Spectrum of Chemistry to be Served by State-of-the-Art Building

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

It took four years of planning and another two-and-a-half years of construction, but the wait was well worth it: Florida State University is celebrating the grand opening of a new,...

Flying blind

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Hailed as a triumph for Canadian sovereignty, the federal government's decision to block the proposed sale of key units of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. to an American firm could...

China moves to curb smoking before Olympics

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Officials hope the restrictions in Beijing and a few other cities will boost a larger effort to curtail the habit in China, which has 350 million smokers. ...

Canon to build new factory in US, create 1,000 jobs

11 years ago from Physorg

Japanese electronics giant Canon said Friday it will spend more than 600 million dollars to expand its US operations, building a new factory in Virgina and creating about 1,000 new...

Report boosts bipartisan health plan

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A bipartisan plan for universal health care coverage would pay for itself and eventually could create modest budget surpluses, according to a congressional report released Thursday.

iTunes movie downloads to be available day of DVD release

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Apple Inc. said Thursday that new movies from a slate of major studios will now be available for purchase over iTunes the same day they're released on...

Calif. judge apologizes, pays $100,000 to software mogul

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- In an unusual act of contrition, a state court judge has publicly apologized and agreed to pay $100,000 to Silicon Valley billionaire Tom Siebel for besmirching him...

Does it matter that medical graduates don't get jobs as doctors?

11 years ago from Physorg

In 2007, 1300 UK medical graduates were unable to secure training places, and this shortfall looks set to be repeated this year. But is this a betrayal of students` expectations...

EPA plans tougher airborne lead limit

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

After adopting a standard 30 years ago that led to a 98% drop in atmospheric lead, the agency plans a further reduction that would affect up to 23 counties. ...

Sun Microsystems to cut 1,500 to 2,500 jobs

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Sun Microsystems Inc. reported an unexpected third-quarter net loss Thursday and announced plans to cut 1,500 to 2,500 jobs after slow sales in the U.S. dragged down overseas gains. The...

Life’s Work: Sickened by the Office (Really)

11 years ago from NY Times Health

It may sound like a bad joke, but occupational asthma is very real.

Mini-helicopters, flying saucers and robot buggies fight it out for MoD war games prize

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

MoD contest brings together a hotch-potch of defence companies, universities and sixth form colleges

Experiments for kids: Pitch perfect

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

How does a trombone work? Why do bigger drums sound deeper? Make a musical instrument and find out by changing the pitch of its sound

In a global economy, trust is a critical commodity

11 years ago from Physorg

In the global economy, corporate collaboration is becoming a necessity, making trust critical to the success of joint business ventures. A University of Missouri study examined the effects of trust...

Managing Risk in an Increasingly Hazardous World

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

If you have a nagging feeling that life is getting increasingly hazardous, you may be interested in the new book, "Operational Risk Management," by Mark D. Abkowitz, professor of civil...

Probing Question: What is Net neutrality?

11 years ago from Physorg

"Internet Freedom, under attack. What do we do? Stand up, talk back," shouted a group calling themselves the Raging Grannies, outside the Dinkelspiel Auditorium at Stanford University. Inside, the Federal...

Stanford, tech giants team up to enable software for parallel computers

11 years ago from Physorg

Stanford and many of the biggest companies in computing will announce Friday, May 2, a joint effort to address a major missed opportunity in information technology: the dearth of software...

Luggage Lost and Luggage Found

11 years ago from PopSci

Radio-frequency Identification chips, or RFID, are miniature transponders which emit an identification signal using radiowaves. They can be attached to most anything and are steadily making their way into nearly...

Riccardo Giacconi to Receive National Inventors Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Riccardo Giacconi, founding director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md., will receive the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc. on...