Metagenomics of the deep Mediterranean
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Misconceptions about Alzheimer's varies among races, survey suggests
Metagenomics is a revolutionary approach to study microbes. Rather than isolating pure cultures, the power of high-throughput sequencing is applied directly to environmental samples to obtain information about the genomes of the prokaryotic cells present in a specific habitat studied. The ocean is an ideal subject of this approach because of its enormous microbiota, whose biomass equals that of...
MySpace Launches Targeted Ad Program
Alzheimer's disease is still a mystery to people of different races and a large percentage of people across the board are unaware that treatments are available to reduce symptoms.
Peruvian scientists probe fumes from meteorite crater
(AP) -- News Corp.'s MySpace social networking site is using personal details contained on users' profile pages and blogs to sell highly targeted advertising, the company said Tuesday.
Prediction of RNA pseudoknots using heuristic modeling with mapping and sequential folding
Scientists on Tuesday investigated a deep crater created by a meteorite strike in southeastern Peru that left 200 villagers sick from powerful fumes emanating from the crash site.
Sprint Nextel Offers Geographic Search
An algorithm utilizing structure mapping and thermodynamics is introduced for RNA pseudoknot prediction. The method finds the minimum free energy in the context of the biological folding direction (5` to 3`) of RNA sequences.
Subprime problems signal trouble ahead, research shows
(AP) -- Finding the closest pizza parlor may now be as easy as asking your mobile phone.
Scientist Warns of Climate Change Impact
If it seems as though sub-prime mortgage loans stirred up trouble in the financial markets, just wait until debt problems spill over onto household spending. According to economists Barry Cynamon and Steven Fazzari, America's love affair with consumption has been a big source of economic stimulus for a long time. But the party might be about to end. Americans' overextended wallets could trigger...
Bacteria Likely Cause of Catfish Die-Off
(AP) -- Climate change could mean higher temperatures, less winter precipitation and less spring runoff for the Southwest, a climatologist says.
New Bose Speakers Are Even Smaller
(AP) -- Two bacterial infections likely were the cause of a large catfish die-off in a stretch of the Red River upstream from this city, preliminary test results show.
Purdue to test the limits of text messaging
(AP) -- Bose Corp. introduced new $399 speakers on Tuesday designed to provide top-quality sound from a desktop and capitalize on the emergence of the computer as a home music center.
Nutrition model stresses positive experience of eating
Purdue University will conduct what is believed to be the first large-scale, real-world test of using text messaging to issue emergency alerts.
Fujitsu Launches High-Efficiency Power Management LSI for Ultra-Mobile PCs
Enjoying the eating process without focus on dietary restrictions may be key to managing weight and staying healthy, according to researchers who have unveiled a new and effective model for managing eating.
Increase in atmospheric moisture tied to human activities
Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of a one-chip system power management LSI for ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), to supply power to the system, memory, and chipsets in UMPCs. Sample shipments for the new LSI product, MB39C308, will start from November 2007.
Observations and climate model results confirm that human-induced warming of the planet is having a pronounced effect on the atmosphere`s total moisture content. Those are the findings of a new study appearing in the Sept. 17 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Apple to launch iPhone in Europe with Britain's O2
EBay stops sale of Belgium
Apple announced here Tuesday that Britain would be the first European country to get its much-vaunted iPhone, when mobile phone operator O2 launches the gadget on November 9.
MP3 players could replace stethoscopes: researchers
Internet auction website eBay on Monday withdrew an unusual second-hand sale item, the country of Belgium, which had attracted an offer of 10 million euros (13.9 million dollars).
Mystery illness strikes after meteorite hits Peruvian village
MP3 players/recorders detect some respiratory sounds better than traditional stethoscopes and could prove handy replacements in the future, two researchers told an international conference on respiratory diseases.
U.S. says it will discard some plutonium
Villagers in southern Peru were struck by a mysterious illness after a meteorite made a fiery crash to Earth in their area, regional authorities said Monday.
AOL Wants to Consolidate Digital Media
The U.S. Department of Energy announced it will remove 9 metric tons of plutonium from further use as fissile material in nuclear weapons.
Digital 'Smiley Face' Turns 25
(AP) -- AOL wants to become your digital warehouse. Its BlueString service, announced Monday, is intended as a repository for all your media files. It'll even keep track of collections you have at competing sites like Yahoo Inc.'s Flickr, and it'll let you create and share slideshows combining photos, video and songs no matter where they are stored.
EU Victory Leaves Questions for Vista
(AP) -- It was a serious contribution to the electronic lexicon. :-)
FDA OKs Genetic Test Linked to Warfarin
(AP) -- European antitrust regulators' victory over Microsoft was a resounding smack at the software maker's old business practices, but it left analysts divided as to how the company's new businesses, including Windows Vista, might be affected.
Google Expands Online Software Suite
(AP) -- A genetic test that can reveal what patients are especially sensitive to the blood-thinner warfarin won federal approval Monday. Such screenings could prevent thousands of complications each year, health officials estimate.
(AP) -- Google Inc. has expanded its online suite of office software to include a business presentation tool similar to Microsoft Corp.'s popular PowerPoint, adding the latest twist in a high-stakes rivalry.
A new study in PLoS Medicine has found that a third of all spam messages advertise health products such as drugs and natural health products and that it is easy to purchase prescription drugs and controlled substances advertised in these messages.