Shoulder pain from using your iPad? Don't use it on your lap
Solar storm expected to fire up northern lights
The sudden popularity of tablet computers such as the Apple iPad has not allowed for the development of guidelines to optimize users' comfort and well-being. In a new study published in Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, Microsoft Corporation, and Brigham and Women's Hospital report that head and neck posture during...
Tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are biggest killers of Japanese adults
Stargazers were out in force in northern Europe on Tuesday, hoping to be awed by a spectacular showing of northern lights after the most powerful solar storm in six years.
US publisher Meredith buys Allrecipes.com
The life expectancy of a person born in Japan is among the highest in the world (82.9 years) yet tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are still the major risk factors for death among adults in Japan, emphasizing the need to reduce tobacco smoking and to improve ongoing programs designed to help people manage multiple cardiovascular risk factors, including high blood pressure, according to a...
Yahoo delivers another listless performance in 4Q
Meredith Corp., publisher of Better Homes and Gardens and other magazines, announced Tuesday it has bought Allrecipes.com from The Reader's Digest Association Inc. in a $175 million transaction.
Scientist at Work Blog: In Winter Weather, Flying to Find Wolves
Yahoo's latest financial results show the Internet company is still losing ground in the battle for online advertising.
- NYT > Science
- 12/1/25 00:11
As the winter study of wolves and moose begins on Isle Royale in Lake Superior, scientists wonder what they will find and how much flight time the weather will allow.
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Global Fund Leader Quits After Board Appoints New General Manager
Blog - Supreme Court's GPS Ruling Hints at Greater Scrutiny of Surveillance Tech
Michel Kazatchkine announced today that he has decided to step down as the executive...
Gates defends focus on high-tech agriculture
Although unaffected for now, other surveillance technologies may face similar scrutiny before long.
Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court...
Green Blog: Not All Wetlands Are Created Equal
AP - Bill Gates has a terse response to criticism that the high-tech solutions he advocates for world hunger are too expensive or bad for the environment: Countries can embrace modern seed technology and genetic modification or their citizens will...
- NYT > Science
- 12/1/24 23:00
Samsung Wins Dutch Decision in Apple Patent War
From biological diversity to carbon storage, restored and artificially created wetlands lag far behind wetlands that developed naturally.
- Sci-Tech Today
- 12/1/24 22:48
Airline Diverts Aircraft During Solar Storm
Samsung has won a major battle in the Apple-Samsung Legal World War. On Tuesday, an appeals court in The Netherlands denied Apple's request to ban sales in Europe of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.
The decision upholds a lower court ruling in August, in which Apple had contended that Samsung illegally copied the iPad's design. Apple had previously won a Europe-wide preliminary injunction in...
Acid reflux drug does not improve asthma in children
Delta Airlines have diverted "a handful" of polar routes as a precautionary measure as a large geomagnetic storm threatens surface-to-air communications.
Bilayer graphene works as an insulator
Children without symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux whose asthma was being poorly controlled with anti-inflammatory treatment did not have an improvement in symptoms or lung function with the added treatment of the proton pump inhibitor lansoprazole, compared to patients who received placebo, according to a study in the January 25 issue of JAMA. Use of lansoprazole was associated with increased...
Dutch court refuses to ban sales of Samsung tablet
A research team led by physicists at the University of California, Riverside has identified a property of "bilayer graphene" (BLG) that the researchers say is analogous to finding the Higgs boson in particle physics.
Dutch nab Estonian in Megaupload case: prosecutors
Dutch appeals judges ruled Tuesday that Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablet is not a copy of Apple's popular iPad, handing the Korean consumer electronics maker its latest legal victory over its American rival.
For most Mexicans, the digital age is still out of reach
Dutch police have arrested an Estonian man in connection with the Megaupload case into massive online piracy, Dutch prosecutors said Tuesday.
Fungi-filled forests are critical for endangered orchids
Israel Vasquez, 12, has no computer or Internet access at home, but he needs both to do his homework.
Global AIDS Fund head to quit
When it comes to conserving the world's orchids, not all forests are equal. In a paper to be published Jan. 25 in the journal Molecular Ecology, Smithsonian ecologists revealed that an orchid's fate hinges on two factors: a forest's age and its fungi.
Hot attraction in bimetals: A cyano-bridged vanadium-niobium bimetal assembly with a Curie temperature of 210 K
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS announced on Tuesday that its head Michel Kazatchkine will quit but denied media reports that it was connected to his links with French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
Marine mammals on the menu in many parts of world
Cyano-bridged bimetal assemblies attract attention because of their magnetic properties such as photomagnetization, humidity-induced magnetization, and nonlinear magneto-optical effect, which make them suitable for many applications. A high Curie temperature is an asset for the use of such magnetic compounds in functional materials. Hexa-, hepta-, and octacyanometalates have been shown to have...
Nano form of titanium dioxide can be toxic to marine organisms
The fate of the world's great whale species commands global attention as a result of heated debate between pro and anti-whaling advocates, but the fate of smaller marine mammals is less understood, specifically because the deliberate and accidental catching and killing of dolphins, porpoises, manatees, and other warm-blooded aquatic species are rarely studied or monitored.
No whooping cough deaths in California last year
The Bren School-based authors of a study published Jan. 20 in the journal PLoS ONE have observed toxicity to marine organisms resulting from exposure to a nanoparticle that had not previously been shown to be toxic under similar conditions.
PFCs, chemicals in environment, linked to lowered immune response to childhood vaccinations
No Californian died from whooping cough in 2011, the first year since 1991 that there have been no deaths in the state from the highly infectious illness.
Rice lab mimics Jupiter's Trojan asteroids inside a single atom
A new study finds that perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), widely used in manufactured products such as non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing, and fast-food packaging, were associated with lowered immune response to vaccinations in children. It is the first study to document how PFCs, which can be transferred to children prenatally (via the mother) and postnatally from exposure in the environment,...
Rice University physicists have gone to extremes to prove that Isaac Newton's classical laws of motion can apply in the atomic world: They've built an accurate model of part of the solar system inside a single atom of potassium.