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Diaper technology goes from baby's bottom to research lab
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Published in 16-1-2015
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Diaper technology goes from baby's bottom to research lab A new trick for revealing tiny details under a microscope draws on a technology that helps make disposable diapers so absorbent. In a paper released Thursday by the journal Science, the researchers report that the technique reveals tiny details of cells in both human tissue and mouse brain. The technique offers promise for examining ...>>
China's Xiaomi takes aim at Apple with new phone
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Published in 16-1-2015
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The Chinese manufacturer known for ultra-low-priced handsets on Thursday unveiled a new model that Chairman Jun Lei said is comparable to Apple's iPhone 6 but thinner, lighter and much cheaper. Other Chinese smartphone brands including Lenovo Group and Huawei Technologies Ltd. also have released models they say offer features similar to the iPhone but at lower prices. Xiaomi "is a respected ...>>
Study: Environment trumps genetics in shaping immune system
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Published in 16-1-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) How your immune system does its job seems to depend more on your environment and the germs you encounter than on your genes, says new research that put twins to the test to find out. Davis asked if that's more a matter of nature or nurture, by comparing 78 pairs of twins with identical genetic makeups to 27 pairs of fraternal twins, who are no more alike genetically than any ...>>
Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective
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Published in 16-1-2015
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In early December, CDC officials warned the vaccine probably wouldn't work very well because the it isn't well matched to a strain that's been spreading widely. Each year, the flu vaccine is reformulated, based on experts' best guess at which three or four strains will be the biggest problem. [...] this year's formula didn't include the strain of H3N2 virus that end ...>>
Google to stop consumer sales of Glass to redesign device
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Published in 16-1-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a freakish device. By the time Glass returns to the consumer market, it will face more competition from other wearable computing devices, including a line of smart watches that Apple Inc. plans to begi ...>>
Idaho plans to fine feds for not shipping nuclear waste
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Published in 9-1-2015
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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) State officials say they plan to fine the federal government $3,600 a day for missing a deadline to remove 900,000 gallons of liquid nuclear waste from a southeast Idaho nuclear facility. The state Department of Environmental Quality says the U.S. Department of Energy missed its Dec. 31 deadline to ship radioactive waste out of the Idaho National Laboratory.
Self-taught computer program finds super poker strategy
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Published in 9-1-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) A computer program that taught itself to play poker has created nearly the best possible strategy for one version of the game, showing the value of techniques that may prove useful to help decision-making in medicine and other areas. Poker is hard to solve because it involves imperfect information, where a player doesn't know everything that has happened in the game he is play ...>>
23 hurt in tour bus crash near Arizona-Mexico border
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Published in 9-1-2015
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(AP) A tour bus flipped onto its side Thursday while on an agricultural sightseeing trip near the Arizona-Mexico border, injuring more than 20 people. Yuma County Sheriff's Office spokesman Alfonso Zavala said the bus had been on a dirt road near a field and tipped over while attempting to turn on an embankment. Tours include a narrated motorcoach ride through farm fields, along with lunch ...>>
US officials: Decision to name Sony culprit made carefully
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Published in 9-1-2015
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Once U.S. officials determined that North Korea was behind a massive intrusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., publicly announcing it was made part of the U.S. response, said Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, head of the Justice Department's National Security Division. Carlin appeared at a cybersecurity conference at Fordham University in New York, where he and other Obama adminis ...>>
Apple turns stores into galleries for iPad, iPhone artists
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Published in 9-1-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Apple is turning its retail stores into art galleries featuring the work of professional photographers and other artists who use iPads, iPhones and Mac computers to create. Mann, who recalls mowing lawns for a summer as a 7th grader to save up for his first, bright green iMac in 1998, says his use of an iPhone and high-end cameras is "split pretty even" when it comes to professiona ...>>
World Health Organization reports 7,905 Ebola deaths
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Published in 2-1-2015
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The WHO says altogether some 20,206 cases of Ebola virus disease have been reported since the outbreak in December 2013. In Sierra Leone, there are signs the increase of new cases has slowed, but the agency says "the country's west is now experiencing the most intense transmission of all the affected countries."
GOP legislators thwart bids to expand Medicaid
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Published in 2-1-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids to expand Medicaid with federal funds: While some of these governors themselves have criticized the president's health care law in general, they've come to see one component Medicaid expansion as too generous to reject. Partisan politics have driven states' Medicaid decisions ever sinc ...>>
In with the new: Snappy apps for 2015
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Published in 2-1-2015
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(At least the parts that include empty beaches, cappuccinos with perfect foam hearts and smiling babies in clean clothes.) Its simplicity is part of its appeal. Instead of sharing one-off photos, Storehouse lets users combine photos, videos and words to share anything from a detailed recipe, to travel memories or a first-person documentary on the Yakuza. Many people also are familiar with Uber&# ...>>
Earthquake off coast shakes Northern California
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Published in 2-1-2015
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An officer with the Ferndale City Police Department said some slight shaking was felt in the area early Thursday, but no damage or injuries were reported. The earthquake was about 250 miles northwest of the epicenter of a magnitude-6.0 temblor that caused extensive damage in Napa and the surrounding area on Aug. 24.
Testing anti-drinking drug with help of a fake bar
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Published in 2-1-2015
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"The goal is to create almost a real-world environment, but to control it very strictly," said lead researcher Dr. Lorenzo Leggio, who is testing how a hormone named ghrelin that sparks people's appetite for food also affects their desire for alcohol, and if blocking it helps. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute found the epilepsy drug gabapentin reduced relapses in drinkers who ...>>


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