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American doctors warn of new killer virus

American doctors warn of new killer virus

Traveling to the Middle East? US health officials are warning Americans to be on the lookout for a new coronavirus, an acute respiratory infection similar to SARS that has so far infected 14 people and killed eight. Most of the deadly infections have occurred in the Middle East, but it only takes one infected American […]

Asteroid ‘size of city block’ to skim past Earth on Saturday

Asteroid ‘size of city block’ to skim past Earth on Saturday

The 460-foot-long Asteroid 2013 ET is set to whizz past Earth on Saturday – the latest in our planet’s galactic ‘pinball contest’. Earlier in the day, the 2013 EC20 passed even closer, and both within a month of the Chelyabinsk meteor’s Earth strike. The enormous piece of space debris is expected to pass just 2.5 […]

Spotting ‘fashion fingerprints’: Google Glass app helps locate friends

Spotting ‘fashion fingerprints’: Google Glass app helps locate friends

New Google Glass app InSight takes the experience of spotting your friends to the next level, as it recognizes your peers by their clothes and accessories – matching specific color patterns and textures to the user. This new human recognition software makes it impossible to lose your friends in a packed place, such as an […]

Solar power can outshine oil in a few decades – Shell

Solar power can outshine oil in a few decades – Shell

World demand for oil will reach its peak between 2035-2040, after which solar power or gas will take the lead a study by Royal Dutch Shell predicts. After research into global energy prospects, Shell has come up with two possible scenarios called ‘Mountains’ and ‘Oceans’. The first one predicts slow international economic development and the […]

Tuna caught near California still have traces of Fukushima radiation

Tuna caught near California still have traces of Fukushima radiation

Almost two years after a natural disaster ravaged a Japanese nuclear plant, Bluefin tuna that test positive for radiation poisoning continue to be caught off the coast of California. Twenty-three months after a tsunami took the Fukushima power plant offline and triggered an international emergency, the effects of the disaster are still being felt thousands […]

ADHD Symptoms Persist For Most Young Children Despite Treatment

ADHD Symptoms Persist For Most Young Children Despite Treatment

Newswise — Nine out of 10 young children with moderate to severe attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to experience serious, often severe symptoms and impairment long after their original diagnoses and, in many cases, despite treatment, according to a federally funded multi-center study led by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The study, published online […]

Researchers Discover Gene That Suppresses Herpesviruses

Researchers Discover Gene That Suppresses Herpesviruses

Newswise — CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) hide within the worldwide human population. While dormant in the vast majority of those infected, these active herpesviruses can develop into several forms of cancer. In an effort to understand and eventually develop treatments for these viruses, researchers at the University […]

Canada kills controversial internet surveillance bill

Canada kills controversial internet surveillance bill

The Conservative Canadian government is abandoning its much-criticized internet surveillance bill, which would have allowed the government to keep tabs on its citizens and was disguised under the cloak of fighting child pornographers. Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced that Bill C-30, which caused public ire over privacy, is dead. “We’ve listened to the concerns of […]

Cancer battle: Scientists engineer new tumor-killing virus

Cancer battle: Scientists engineer new tumor-killing virus

A new genetically-engineered virus has been developed to kill cancer tumors and prevent the growth of new ones, according to a study. It was tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients and proved to significantly prolong their lives. The study, which was recently published in the journal Nature Medicine, describes a four-week trial of the […]

Future tablets to be thin and flexible as sheets of paper

Future tablets to be thin and flexible as sheets of paper

Watch out tablet lovers – a flexible paper computer developed at Queen's University in collaboration with Plastic Logic and Intel Labs will revolutionize the way people work with tablets and computers. The PaperTab tablet looks and feels just like a sheet of paper. However, it is fully interactive with a flexible, high-resolution 10.7″ plastic display […]

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