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Warming linked to 'unprecedented' algae growth in Arctic lake
(AP) -- The Senate has voted to allow the Pentagon to raise reimbursement rates for mental health treatment, following reports that soldiers returning from war have had difficulty getting services because of reduced payments to therapists.
3-D avatar may help doctors improve care
Global warming is believed to be softening the harsh Arctic environment, causing the algae population in Canada's northernmost lake to spike over the past two centuries, researchers said Wednesday.
Court Affirms Part of Vonage Ruling
IBM scientists have created software that allows physicians to use an avatar to obtain medical data in the same manner in which they interact with patients.
Fish Die-Off Prompts Closing of Aquarium
(AP) -- For the second time in two days, Internet phone company Vonage Holdings Corp. was hit with bad legal news Wednesday when a federal appeals court upheld a jury verdict and injunction against it for patent infringement.
Model for the assembly of advanced, single-molecule-based electronic components developed at Pitt
(AP) -- The main section of Malaysia's largest aquarium has been shut after about 600 fish died mysteriously, possibly because of deliberate poisoning, officials said Wednesday.
Poll: Many Pessimistic About Environment
Researchers based at the University of Pittsburgh have created the best method so far of assembling wire-like structures only a single molecule wide, a significant step in science's increasing attempts to reduce the circuitry size of electronic devices to the single molecule scale and provide smaller, faster, and more energy efficient electronics. The findings were published online today in the...
Review: HD Video With a Small Camcorder
(AP) -- People want their leaders to move boldly to help the environment but give them dismal grades for their actions so far, according to a poll released Wednesday that highlighted rampant pessimism on the issue.
Sports drinks face junk food label
(AP) -- Consumers are racing to replace their aging televisions with high-definition TVs. Trouble is, many are still using devices and services that can't fill those HDTVs with enough visual information to make them look their best.
US State Department dips into world of blogs
Public health advocates are lobbying for limits on the availability of sports drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade in high school vending machines.
1 in 3 Parents Say Kids Online Too Much
The State Department entered the crowded blogosphere Wednesday with the launch of "Dipnote," an Internet chat forum designed to shed cyber-light on US foreign policy.
Computer Club Explores 'Nerd Auction'
(AP) -- A third of parents believe children spend too much time online, and mothers worry far more than fathers about whether certain Internet sites are appropriate for kids, according to a new survey.
News Site Digg Adds Filtering Options
(AP) -- Looking to recruit more women, and perhaps date some sorority women, the largest computer club at Washington State University is exploring a "nerd auction."
Online Gambling Law Challenged
(AP) -- As the news-recommendation site Digg grows in usage and content, its developers are adding features to help users filter what they might want to read.
Plants can be used to study how and why people respond differently to drugs
(AP) -- A gambling industry group argued in federal court Wednesday that a new federal law against transmitting online bets outside the United States violates people's right to gamble in the privacy of their own homes.
Saltwater crocodiles find their way home
While prescription medications work successfully to cure an ailment in some people, in others the same dose of the same drug can cause an adverse reaction or no response at all.
Australian scientists have discovered saltwater crocodiles have the ability to return to their home territory across significant distances.
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'Jumping genes' could make for safer gene delivery system
Doping technique brings nanomechanical devices into the semiconductor world
To move a gene from point A to point B, scientists and gene therapists have two proven options: a virus, which can effectively ferry genes of interest into cells, and a plasmid, an engineered loop of DNA that can do the same thing, albeit usually only on a short-term basis.
Sharp to Introduce Seven New Blu-Ray Disc Recorders
With the help of a device capable of depositing metals an atom at a time in the materials used in computer chips, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has successfully blended modern semiconductor technology and nanomachines.
Sodium loses its luster: A liquid metal that's not really metallic
Sharp Corp. will introduce into the Japanese market seven AQUOS Blu-ray Disc Recorders that reflect Sharp's persistent focus on true image quality and easy operability.
'Remarkable' Drop in Arctic Sea Ice Raises Questions
When melting sodium at high pressures, the material goes through a transition in which its electrical conductivity drops threefold. In a series of new calculations, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists describe the unusual melting behavior of dense sodium.
Alcohol and cancer: is drinking the new smoking?
Melting Arctic sea ice has shrunk to a 29-year low, significantly below the minimum set in 2005, according to preliminary figures from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, part of the University of Colorado at Boulder. NASA scientists, who have been observing the declining Arctic sea ice cover since the earliest measurements in 1979, are working to understand this sudden speed-up of sea ice...
Blowing a Hole in a Comet: Take 2
Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have clarified the link between alcohol consumption and the risk of head and neck cancers, showing that people who stop drinking can significantly reduce their cancer risk.
Engineered Eggshells To Help Make Hydrogen Fuel
Two years ago, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft blasted a hole in Comet Tempel 1, offering researchers their first look inside a comet. One small problem: The cloud of debris was so thick no one could clearly see the crater. But now the dust has cleared and another NASA spacecraft is returning to the scene to examine the hole Deep Impact wrought.
Experimental drug shows promise in advanced kidney cancer
Engineers at Ohio State University have found a way to turn discarded chicken eggshells into an alternative energy resource.
Barcelona, Spain: A new drug has shown promise in patients with advanced kidney cancer whose options run out after their tumour fails to respond to the cutting edge therapy.