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Can Nuclear Risk Be Reduced to Zero?

April 14, 2010 6:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

Within weeks of the terrorist attack on the U.S. in 2001, thousands of Americans volunteered for some sort of military service. Blood donations surged.

Youth Ready for the Challenges Ahead

April 14, 2010 6:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

If the future opportunities for engineers-to-be was a long buffet table groaning under the weight of tempting delicacies from around the world, today’s students should be able to load their plates with whatever they like.

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Apple delays international iPad launch again

April 14, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. buyers have been snapping up the iPad so quickly that Apple Inc. is delaying the tablet computer's overseas debut a second time, the company said Wednesday.Apple said it will now start taking orders for the iPad from international buyers on May 10.In January, it said the iPad would be sold...

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IPad Launch Delayed Outside U.S.

April 14, 2010 5:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple said it has made the "difficult decision" to postpone the international launch of the iPad by one month until the end of May, citing strong U.S. demand.

Getting Close and Personal

April 14, 2010 5:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

A woman of the future wa

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A new strategic vision for the EU's Tourism Policy

April 14, 2010 4:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

The European Tourism Stakeholders Conference, being held in Madrid today and tomorrow, will explore ways and means to strengthen the visibility of tourism at a European level and to verify how the actions to promote a competitive EU tourism industry and a sustainable growth of European...

Aid : Development aid rose in 2009 and most donors will meet 2010 aid targets

April 14, 2010 1:24 am | by OECD | Comments

New OECD figures show continuing growth in development aid in 2009, despite the financial crisis. Total net official development assistance (ODA) from the donors in the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) rose 0.7% in real terms, but the rise was 6.8% once debt relief, a...

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Printed origami offers new technique for complex structues

April 13, 2010 9:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) The marriage of direct-printing and wet-folding origami techniques heralds a new method for creating complex three-dimensional structures for biocompatible devices, microscaffolding and other microsystems. University of Illinois researchers use...

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Twitter Rolls Out Ads

April 13, 2010 3:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Twitter started rolling out advertising to users, the four-year-old company's first significant attempt to turn its microblogging service into a profitable business.

Intel's Profit Surges

April 13, 2010 1:21 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Intel's profit nearly quadrupled to $2.4 billion as revenue surged 44% from a year ago when technology spending was frozen. The chip giant cited improved technology spending and also issued a bullish outlook.

Center of Excellence to Enable Innovation and Rapid Time to Market

April 13, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. (TSX: ICS), a leading provider of mobile device solutions, today announced its user interface (UI) and Application Center of Excellence, based in Beijing, China will support Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) customers...

Cornell program gets rural women walking more(2)

April 13, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell researchers have prompted rural women to walk more regularly through a worksite intervention that helps change an office's environment and culture to encourage more walking.

High-performance computing reveals missing genes

April 13, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Virginia Tech) Scientists have used high-performance computing to locate small genes that have been missed by scientists in their quest to define the microbial DNA sequences of life. Using an ephemeral supercomputer made up of computers from across the world, the mpiBLAST computational...

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What to Do About Energy?

April 13, 2010 11:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

The shortest route to energy self-sufficiency is the electric car. At least in the short run.

Materials Breakthrough Increases Magnetic Monopole Promise

April 13, 2010 10:33 am | by Lucy Goodchild | Comments

Researchers from Imperial College London have created a structure that acts like a single pole of a magnet, a feat that has evaded scientists for decades.

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