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Biotechnology

Pure Insulin-producing Cells Produced In Mice

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: Bora over 5 years ago
Singapore researchers have developed an unlimited number of pure insulin-producing cells from mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs). More>>>
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Technology

Jellyfish Fight Terrorists

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 5 years ago
Engineers invented a device to bring air samples into contact with genetically engineered biosensors in the effort to detect dangerous biological agents. More>>>
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Technology

The Best Inventions of the Year

(http://www.time.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 5 years ago
From a genetic testing service to an invisibility cloak to an ingenious public bike system to the world's first moving skyscraper — here are TIME's picks for the top innovations of 2008. More>>>
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Technology

Popular Mechanics breakthroughs

(http://tech.msn.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 5 years ago
Popular Mechanics magazine unveiled its annual Breakthrough Awards issue last month. The awards go to innovators and innovations that are making big leaps forward with technology that helps people in their daily lives. More>>>
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Medicine_health

Pill as good as chemo for some patients

(http://www.cnn.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 5 years ago
A cancer treatment that comes in a pill is as effective as the standard chemotherapy for lung patients who had previously been treated for their cancer, according to a study released Thursday. More>>>
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New Suspect in Sports Doping Is, No Joke, Viagra

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 5 years ago
World Anti-Doping Agency is investigating whether the diamond-shaped blue pills create an unfair competitive advantage in dilating an athlete’s blood vessels and unduly increasing oxygen-carrying capacity. More>>>
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Medicine_health

Terry Grossman wants to help you to live forever

(http://www.sentientdevelopments...) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
George Dvorsky discusses his encounter with Dr. Terry Grossman at convergence '08. More>>>
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Entertainment

NHL vs. NBA: Hockey winning in attendance, fan ...

(http://sports.yahoo.com) - scanned by: Joe Meme over 5 years ago
Possible emerging trend has professional hockey gaining in attendance and popularity vs. professional basketball in a comparison of 2 of the big 4 (baseball and football) U.S. professional sports. More>>>
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Technology

'Powerhouses' From Living Cells Power New Explo...

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 5 years ago
Researchers in Missouri have borrowed the technology that living cells use to produce energy to develop a tiny, self-powered sensor for rapid detection of hidden explosives. More>>>
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Communication

Brain implant allows mute man to speak

(http://www.nature.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
An electrode implanted into the brain of a man who is unable to move or communicate has enabled him to use a speech synthesizer to produce vowel sounds as he thinks them. More>>>
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Entertainment

Web Video Developing Into Cable Alternative

(http://www.mercurynews.com) - scanned by: chelss28 over 5 years ago
Interesting article about the future of cable, specifically its connection to the Internet. Many channels have already teamed up to post their content on the web, with many more soon to follow. Great debate swarms around whether the placement of t... More>>>
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Space

UT scientist helps discover glaciers on Mars

(http://www.statesman.com) - scanned by: chelss28 over 5 years ago
A brief article discussing the recent discovery of vast glaciers on Mars, partially answering questions about the amounts of water on Mars. More>>>
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