Smithsonian identifies invasive crab species in Panama Canal expansion area
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Nintendo Game Courts Wine Lovers
A Smithsonian scientist and colleague report that a potentially harmful, invasive crab species that has spread to several countries is now established and reproducing in Panama. The researchers report that Harris mud crabs are reproducing in the small, man-made lake designated to become the third set of locks in Panama`s new $5 billion canal expansion project.
(AP) -- Japanese wine lovers will get more than their usual fill of Beaujolais Nouveau in November, when a new game offering advice on wine tasting and manners debuts along with this year's Beaujolais.
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EU: Bloc Can Pay for Galileo Satellites
Man Finds Lost Camera Through E-Mails
(AP) -- Europe's proposed multibillion-dollar Galileo satellite navigation project could be salvaged with the help of unspent EU funds and without additional taxpayer money, the European Commission said Wednesday.
Severe heart attack damage limited by hydrogen sulfide
(AP) -- A woman who found a digital camera outside Ohio Stadium located the owner by uploading a picture from it and e-mailing the image to a batch of Ohio State football fans.
Swirled to the Left or Right? Nanofibers Align in Stirred Liquid
Administering hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) directly into the heart during a simulated heart attack significantly reduces the tissue and cell damage often seen in oxygen-starved organs, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
T-Mobile to launch Apple iPhone in Germany
Is the vortex in a stirred liquid swirling clockwise or counterclockwise? A zinc porphyrin dendrimera branched molecule with a central zinc atomcan answer this question. As Japanese researchers report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the optical activity of a solution containing this substance changes rapidly when the direction of stirring is changed.
Airline to Test Wi-Fi for Passengers
Mobile telecommunications operator T-Mobile has won an exclusive contract to distribute Apple's iPhone in Germany and will start selling the new touch-screen unit on November 9, both groups said here Wednesday.
Bats add their voice to the FOXP2 story
(AP) -- Alaska Airlines said Tuesday it will be the first U.S. carrier to test a satellite-based in-flight wireless Internet service next year and may equip its entire fleet.
Cell growth technology promises more successful drug development
When it comes to the FOXP2 gene, humans have had most to shout about. Discoveries that mutations in this gene lead to speech defects and that the gene underwent changes around the time language evolved both implicate FOXP2 in the evolution of human language. More recently, patterns of gene expression in birds, humans and rodents have suggested a wider role in the production of vocalisations.
Earth-Imaging Satellite Travels to Space
Scientists have developed unique technology to grow stem cells and other tissue in the laboratory in conditions similar to the way they grow in the human body.
Gadgetry to lure 'iPod' generation to California's Death Valley
(AP) -- A rocket carrying a next-generation Earth-imaging satellite blasted off Tuesday on a mission that promises to zoom in on objects as small as 18 inches across.
Google Cashing in on Widget Craze
Death Valley park rangers are turning to electronic gadgetry as they bid to lure a new generation of Americans into the great outdoors.
Metagenomics of the deep Mediterranean
(AP) -- Google Inc. will try to cash in on the Internet's latest craze by distributing ads within "widgets" - the interactive capsules designed to bring more pizzaz to Web pages.
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.
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.