Fujitsu Launches High-Efficiency Power Management LSI for Ultra-Mobile PCs
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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.
TUESDAY 18. SEPTEMBER 2007
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.
Mars Orbiter in Safe Mode After Glitch
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.
New cell death pathway involved in sperm development
(AP) -- The Mars Odyssey orbiter was in safe mode Monday after a computer glitch prevented the 6-year-old spacecraft from relaying data from the twin rovers rolling across the Martian surface.
New York Times to stop charging for online access
Heavy and bulky sperm would not be good swimmers. To trim down, sperm rely on cell death proteins called caspases, which facilitate the removal of unwanted cellular material and radically remodel these cells into their sleek, light shape. New research from scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Rockefeller University has now uncovered a new pathway that regulates these killer...
Online Anti-Piracy Firm's E-Mails Leaked
The New York Times announced Monday it would stop charging for access to certain articles and archives on its web site, reversing a marketing plan implemented two years ago.
Yahoo to Buy Zimbra for $350M
(AP) -- Hackers who intercepted e-mail from MediaDefender Inc., a firm that tries to stymie unauthorized downloading of songs and movies on behalf of record companies and Hollywood film studios, have released hundreds of megabytes of data on the Internet.
Some pesticides cause asthma in farmers: study
(AP) -- Yahoo Inc. is buying e-mail service Zimbra Inc. for $350 million in an all-cash deal that may open a new revenue channel for the slumping Internet icon.
Mercury concentrations in fish respond quickly to increased deposition
Farmers' use of certain pesticides can cause asthma, a breakthrough study presented in Stockholm at an international conference on respiratory diseases showed.
Scientists unlock secrets of protein folding
A joint Canadian-American research team have, for the first time, demonstrated that mercury concentrations in fish respond directly to changes in atmospheric deposition of the chemical. The international team`s research began in 2001 at the Experimental Lakes in Northern Ontario and is featured in this week`s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Researchers shed new light on hybrid animals
A team led by biophysicist Jeremy Smith of the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory has taken a significant step toward unraveling the mystery of how proteins fold into unique, three-dimensional shapes.
Scientists identify fundamental brain defect, probable drug target in fragile X syndrome
What began more than 50 years ago as a way to improve fishing bait in California has led a University of Tennessee researcher to a significant finding about how animal species interact and that raises important questions about conservation.
MSU Science Experiement Orbits the Earth
Scientists have discovered how the gene mutation responsible for fragile X syndrome--the most common inherited form of mental retardation--alters the way brain cells communicate. In neurons cultured from laboratory rats, the scientists also were able to reverse the effects of the mutation using a drug targeted to the specific site in an upstream pathway of the defect. The finding could lead to...
Leaky Seals on Shuttle May Delay Flight
(AP) -- An experiment that involves Montana State University scientists and students is orbiting the earth aboard a Russian space capsule.
(AP) -- Leaky hydraulic seals on space shuttle Discovery must be replaced, and the extra work may end up delaying next month's flight, a NASA official said Monday.