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Combination vaccines okay for infants, study shows

A University of Rochester study brings relief to new parents who, while navigating a jam-packed childhood vaccine schedule, can expect to soothe their newborn through as many as 15 “pokes” by his or her six-month checkup.

Fake Steve Jobs Arranges Book Tour

(AP) -- The "Fake Steve Jobs" blogger who jealously guarded his anonymity for nearly a year is now arranging a publicity tour and touting his real-life biography in a forthcoming book.

Innovations in International Calling: MAXroam SIM Cuts Costs

Cubic Telecom MAXroam Sim popular in Europe is on its way to North America. The MAXroam SIM card is inserted into an unlocked mobile phone with GSM network capability. MAXroam provides easy instructions on installation and will show consumers how to unlock their mobile phone. The initial cost is around $42.60.

Linking 2 molecular pieces of the Alzheimer's puzzle

Researchers have uncovered a biological link between the protein whose mutation causes early-onset Alzheimer`s disease (AD) and a gene variant linked to late-onset AD. The researchers said their finding could lead to new approaches to treating AD.

Mathematicians defy gravity

Droplets of liquid have been shown to travel uphill, rather than sliding down as expected, when the surface they are on is vigorously shaken up and down.

Miss America Keeps Kids Safe on 'Net

(AP) -- Seven years ago, 13-year-old Lauren Nelson and a few friends entered an Internet chat room during a sleepover. Within a week, an online predator was e-mailing one of them lurid photos.

New engineering model advances prospect of alternative-fuel vehicles

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a model that could help engineers and scientists speed up the development of hydrogen-fueled vehicles by identifying promising hydrogen-storage materials and predicting favored thermodynamic chemical reactions through which hydrogen can be reversibly stored and extracted.

Physicist defends Einstein's theory and 'speed of gravity' measurement

Scientists have attempted to disprove Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity for the better part of a century. After testing and confirming Einstein's prediction in 2002 that gravity moves at the speed of light, a professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia has spent the past five years defending the result, as well as his own innovative experimental techniques for measuring the speed...

Review: Mobile Computing Without Laptop

(AP) -- When you have programs and files on one computer and need them on another, you can do a lot of copying and pray they work on the second PC. Or you could connect the machines via remote desktop software. You could even spring for a laptop.

Study dissects the anatomy of social conformity

Researchers have identified the part of the brain that processes the threat of punishment for flouting social rules, a finding that could have implications for understanding the behaviour of psychopaths, a study released Wednesday said.

TomTom Shares Fall on Tele Atlas Fears

(AP) -- Shares in navigation device maker TomTom NV fell Wednesday on speculation that its $2.7 billion takeover of digital mapping company Tele Atlas NV could come unglued in the wake of a bigger deal: Nokia Corp.'s bid for mapmaker Navteq Corp.

Google Boosts Corporate E-Mail Service

(AP) -- Google Inc. is sprucing up its corporate e-mail service by adding new security tools and more than doubling the storage capacity of e-mailboxes, underscoring the online search leader's ambition to enlarge its role in the business software market.

Internet telephony pioneers stumble

In spite of its global popularity, Internet telephony (VoIP), which is almost free for users, has not become a gold mine for its pioneers such as Skype and Vonage.

Scientists Amazed at Fish Tag Journey

(AP) -- In 2005, a 2.9-inch steelhead left a Washington state hatchery in 2005 with a tiny implanted electronic tag. In April, Maori hunter Dale Whaitiri on Big Moggy Island off Southern New Zealand killed a young sooty shearwater chick, and found the tag.

Carbon dioxide triggers inborn distress

PLoS ONE publishes a study showing that inhalation of carbon dioxide (CO2) triggers emotional distress and a panic response in healthy individuals. The findings of the study posit panic as an inborn survival-oriented response. The results may be relevant for a better understanding and the further prevention of emotional disorders.