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Lower Interest Credit Cards May Prove Expensive

Lower Interest Credit Cards May Prove Expensive
You brought a credit card from the company thinking that the lower interest rate would make your life heaven but wait as this may cause more woes proving to be an expensive deal for you. Those attractive looking interest rates or APRs may cost you a lot more. As per a study it has been found out that the top twenty card providers are calculating interest rates in twelve different ways and therefore a lower APR as per the company may turn........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/3/2007 10:05:43 PM)

U.S Government Losing Its Talent Due to Outsourcing

U.S Government Losing Its Talent Due to Outsourcing
Post 9/11 U.S has been losing out on its talent at a steady pace since the government has been handing out contracts to private agencies due to which it is facing lack of talent and expertise for its national security and defense programs. There has been an increasing demand for complex technology and now the situation is such that the country either does not have the expertise for high tech projects or lacks appropriate talent for overseeing........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/3/2007 10:05:38 PM)

Paris Hilton Dating Josh Henderson

Paris Hilton Dating Josh Henderson
Public canoodling of Paris Hilton and Josh Henderson makes it very clear that the two are going very strong as a couple The hotel heiress and the Desperate Housewives actor were seen leaving a cinema on Los Angeles’ Universal City Walk on Monday night. The two were holding hands and Paris even gave him a good night kiss before she got into her SUV Last week, Paris, 26, invited Josh, 25, to sister Nickys bash for her own........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/3/2007 10:04:48 PM)

Increasing Effectiveness Of Tsunami Warning

Increasing Effectiveness Of Tsunami Warning
Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno are at the forefront on a number of seismological fields, including helping the world better determine whether an earthquake is big enough to generate an ocean-wide tsunami. Through work at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory on the Nevada campus, important data on seismological events throughout the world is compiled, including Mondays fatal occurrence in the Solomon Islands, where at least 13........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 4/2/2007 10:12:44 PM)

Farm Groups Demand Mandatory Lebels of ‘Country of Origin’ for Food

Farm Groups Demand Mandatory Lebels of ‘Country of Origin’ for Food
Satisfaction of consumers lies not just on the assured quality of food staffs, but also on being informed of the region it is grown. To allow US consumers to be able to differentiate between U.S. and imported food, a small farm-group coaurged Congress to enact legislation this year making labeling of country of origin mandatory. The National Farmers Union along with a band of over 200 farm and rural groups has submitted a letter to........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/1/2007 9:54:32 PM)

The gigantic respiration of crystalline solids

The gigantic respiration of crystalline solids
Previously, only amorphous polymer materials approached such levels of performance. On the other hand, these gigantic respiration and their respiration, which takes place at constant overall shape, is reversible. This discovery, of interest for numerous industrial applications, is published in the journal Science on March 30, 2007. The phenomenon of respiration is normally associated with life. Typically typically it is characterized by a........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/1/2007 9:40:49 PM)

Prototype for long wavelength array

Prototype for long wavelength array
Astronomers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have produced the first images of the sky from a prototype of the Long Wavelength Array (LWA), a revolutionary new radio telescope to be constructed in southwestern New Mexico. The images show emissions from the center of our Galaxy, a supermassive black hole, and the remnant of a star that exploded in a supernova over 300 years ago. Not only a milestone in the development of the LWA, the........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 3/29/2007 10:26:24 PM)

Nanoparticles can track cells

Nanoparticles can track cells
To the delight of scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, living cells gobbled up fluorine-laced nanoparticles without needing any coaxing. Then, because of the unusual meal, the cells were easily located with MRI scanning after being injected into mice. Developed in the laboratories of Samuel A. Wickline, M.D., and Gregory Lanza, M.D., Ph.D., the nanoparticles could soon allow scientists and physicians to........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 3/29/2007 10:06:56 PM)

Omega-3 Fatty Acid And Alzheimer's Disease?

Omega-3 Fatty Acid And Alzheimer's Disease?
Nutritionists have long endorsed fish as part of a heart-healthy diet, and now some studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids found in the oil of certain fish may also benefit the brain by lowering the risk of Alzheimer's disease. In order to test whether docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, can impact the progression of Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and Saint Louis University School........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 3/29/2007 10:04:31 PM)

Judge Rules Against Vonage on Patents, Court to Issue Injunction

Judge Rules Against Vonage on Patents, Court to Issue Injunction
A US District Court judge in Virginia has stunned the VOIP market by issuing a permanent injunction against Vonage barring it from basing its service on three of five patents owned by Verizon. The permanent injunction was issued on Vonage using the technology to connect users to landline phones. However, the judge agreed to put off the effective date of the injunction for two weeks while considering a request by Vonage for a stay pending what........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/28/2007 9:49:51 PM)

Culture Over Conflict

Culture Over Conflict
Iraqi journalist Huda Ahmed never tells questioners whether she is a Sunni or Shia Muslim. Such a question, she believes, is not only inappropriate but underscores a dangerous lack of understanding of Iraqi history. The American media is so focused on the Shia-Sunni split that "there is no need to talk about it," she said. "If you ask, you bring it into existence." All she will say, and she says it proudly, is: "I am an Iraqi Muslim." ........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/27/2007 8:53:58 PM)

Family Ties and Traditional Activities Of Arctic Communities

Family Ties and Traditional Activities Of Arctic Communities
A newly released survey of indigenous Arctic people indicates that an overwhelming majority of the region's native people think traditional pursuits such as hunting, boat-building and manufacturing crafts are important to their identity. Unique because it measured quality of life and involved them in data gathering, the survey also says a substantial portion engages in traditional activities in addition to working in the cash economy. "Four........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/27/2007 8:31:06 PM)

Scientists Explain Source of Tiny Tremors

Scientists Explain Source of Tiny Tremors
Tiny earthquakes called non-volcanic tremors recently discovered in fault zones from California to Japan are generated by slow-moving earthquakes that may foreshadow catastrophic events, as per researchers at Stanford University and the University of Tokyo. As per a research findings reported in the March 15 issue of the journal Nature, seismologists say their findings may be useful in understanding potentially destructive mega-quakes of........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 3/27/2007 7:07:05 PM)

Dipstick test to reduce risk of food poisoning

Dipstick  test to reduce risk of food poisoning
Chemists at the University of South Carolina are in the process of developing a consumer test kit that people can use to quickly and accurately determine if food products are spoiled or safe to eat. Described today at the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the new diagnostic test, which scientists describe as a disposable dipstick, is capable of rapidly (less than 5 minutes) detecting the presence of chemicals formed by........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/25/2007 8:27:06 PM)

Writing an Article is Equivalent to Committing Suicide

Writing an Article is Equivalent to Committing Suicide
This print advertisement was launched to draw attention towards the fact that everywhere in the world journalists are murdered for doing their job. The advertisement aims at creating awareness regarding this very fact, which normally goes unnoticed. The advertisement is showing a journalist committing suicide to underline the fact that writing an article is equivalent to commit suicide. The advertisement showing wrist has been slit with black........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/22/2007 10:09:43 PM)

Underground American Inginuity

Underground American Inginuity
Open City: Tools for Public Action opens this Thursday March 1st from 6-8pm at Eyebeam. The show "documents the ingenuity of artists, protesters, pranksters, graffiti writers, and hackers reclaiming the public realm." Stay Free readers should feel right at home. The show will include forms of documentation as well as the various tools and inventions (The Graffiti Research Lab's L.A.S.E.R. Tag for example) that shall, without a doubt, boggle the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/22/2007 7:18:58 PM)

Gender and age from face silhouettes

Gender and age from face silhouettes
A new study published in Journal of Vision demonstrates that face silhouettes are visually processed much like regular face stimuli and provide enough information to determine traits about the subject including age and gender. Scientists from Stanford University conducted a variety of studies using silhouetted face profiles obtained by reducing gray-scale photographs of face profiles to two-tone black and white images. Study participants........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/21/2007 9:52:10 PM)

Quality Questions Will Improve Your Sales Performance

Quality Questions Will Improve Your Sales Performance
Quality questions that cause us to evaluate and explain our feelings, opinions and ideas are powerful. We can use questions to help create greater clarity, focus and excitement The power of a good question lies in the content of answers it draws out. The answer to a quality question draws out the customers true intention. This will help us to better understand the customer/prospects perspective and needs Seven Questions To........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/20/2007 5:15:40 AM)

When is Rebalancing Your Portfolio Appropriate?

When is Rebalancing Your Portfolio Appropriate?
I'm fortunate enough this year to have enough extra cash on hand to put some more money toward retirement, which will also let me pare down my 2006 tax bill. But I'm having a hard time deciding where to put it A few years ago my wife and I saw a financial planner. He suggested asset allocation formulas based on our age, income, etc. Then he suggested how those allocations might change over time. Basically he suggested we go from a........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/20/2007 5:15:38 AM)

Most Energetic Form Of Light

Most Energetic Form Of Light
n 2002, when astronomers first detected cosmic gamma rays - the most energetic form of light known - coming from the constellation Cygnus they were surprised and perplexed. The region lacked the extreme electromagnetic fields that they thought were required to produce such energetic rays. But now a team of theoretical physicists propose a mechanism that can explain this mystery and may also help account for another type of cosmic ray, the........Go to the Astronomy-blog (Added on 3/19/2007 9:30:07 PM)

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Google’s Bid for DoubleClick Heats Up Bid Battle

Google’s Bid for DoubleClick Heats Up Bid Battle
Google Inc. has appeared as the latest bidder to acquire online advertising firm DoubleClick along with Microsoft Corp. The arrival of Google in the fray would definitely increase the final price tag of the company. According to the reports, CoubleClick was exploring sale with the help of investment bank Morgan Stanley and was already in negotiation with several interested buyers. Experts have viewed that Microsoft has little chances now to........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/3/2007 10:05:53 PM)

Hugh and Jemima Are Together Again?

Hugh and Jemima Are Together Again?
Handsome hunk Hugh Grant and sexy Jemima Khan are together again, as both were seen together having a friendly dinner in the West End before recurring to the actor’s townhouse Hugh and Jemima had split this February but it seems that the couple has decided to make things work between them as Jemima was seen coming out of Hughs house with a smile on her face Sources say There is absolutely no acrimony between Hugh and Jemima.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/3/2007 10:04:52 PM)

Los Angeles to Supply green Power to 70,000 Homes

Los Angeles to Supply green Power to 70,000 Homes
Come April 1 and Los Angeles will take a giant leap forward towards increasing its green poby providing renewable energy to 70,000 homes The Los Angeles city council has approved two agreements to pave way for the supply of the renewable green energy and this will boost Mayor Antonio Villaraigosas target to increase the citys renewable power supply to 20% by the year 2010 H. David Nahai, president of the Board of Water and Power........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/3/2007 9:46:45 PM)

Primary Medical Care For Children With Autism

Primary Medical Care For Children With Autism
Children with autism do not receive the same quality of primary care as children with other special health care needs, according to research from the University of Minnesota Medical School. A study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine found that parents of children with autism were less likely to report that their children received the type of primary care advocated by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) when........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/2/2007 10:15:17 PM)

A slice of beef with a pedigree

A slice of beef with a pedigree
August I covered the work done by the St Petersburg Times to expose fish wholesalers who were purposely mislabeling fish shipments to pass off common catfish as exotic grouper. The Times has continued their coverage and the story has been slowly evolving inbody of work In a similar vein PopSci is running a pieceThe Future of Personal Security" this item number five is about protecting the fooTraceBack is a new system for DNA testing cattle........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/1/2007 9:52:41 PM)

How a traumatic memory can be wiped out

How a traumatic memory can be wiped out
French CNRS scientists in collaboration have shown that a memory of a traumatic event can be wiped out, although other, associated recollections remain intact. This is what a scientist in the Laboratory for the Neurobiology of Learning, Memory and Communication (CNRS/Orsay University), working with an American team, has recently demonstrated in the rat. This result could be used to cure patients suffering from post-traumatic stress. ........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/1/2007 9:36:31 PM)

Effective Responses After Terrorism Incidents

Effective Responses After Terrorism Incidents
A multi-disciplinary panel of blast-related injury experts from eight countries that have recently experienced terrorist attacks examined and discussed their emergency medical response to blast events and identified common issues that could be used by others to enhance preparedness. The represented countries included: Colombia, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, United Kingdom, United States, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. The study was funded by the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/1/2007 9:17:00 PM)

Improvements in population data needed

Improvements in population data needed
Every year, millions of people worldwide are displaced because of natural or industrial disasters or social upheaval. Reliable data on the numbers, characteristics, and locations of these displaced populations can bolster humanitarian relief efforts and subsequent recovery programs. On the other hand, the absence of such information can hinder the prompt delivery of aid and impact the survival and recovery of affected groups. Using sound........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/29/2007 10:19:05 PM)

Momentum Transfer Under Major Hurricane

Momentum Transfer Under Major Hurricane
Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory - Stennis Space Center (NRL-SSC) have directly derived the air-sea momentum exchange at the ocean interface using observed ocean currents under Hurricane Ivan and determined that it decreases when winds exceed 32 meters per second. This is the first time that momentum exchange at the air-sea interface has been directly calculated from ocean current observations under extreme winds generated by a........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/28/2007 10:12:52 PM)

Oil Prices Surge Ahead to Three-month High Amid Iran Standoff

Oil Prices Surge Ahead to Three-month High Amid Iran Standoff
Global crude oil surge to a three-month high following Iran`s detention of 15 British sailors and the UN`s decision to tighten sanctions against the country that triggered concern that Middle East supplies may be disrupted. Oil prices for May delivery shot up as much as 51 cents to $62.79 a barrel in after-hours electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, marking the highest since December 26. The United Nations has given Iran........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/28/2007 9:49:49 PM)

A Remedy For What Ails Medicine

A Remedy For What Ails Medicine
Today men and women attend medical school in equal numbers. But for most women who go on to academic medicine, that's also where the numbers stop adding up. Just twelve percent of women faculty members are promoted to full professor, compared with one-third of male faculty. Furthermore, in the nation's 125 medical schools, on average there are only thirty-five women full professors compared with 188 male full professors per school. Finally,........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/27/2007 10:01:24 PM)

Women and Their Managers Differ on Career Advancement

Women and Their Managers Differ on Career Advancement
During this Women's History Month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a report called It's Elemental, the results of a 3-year study of women's careers in the chemical industry. The first study of its kind, the findings reveal that women and their managers have differing attitudes and perceptions about career advancement. "While there have been some surveys of women on academic career tracks, no comprehensive work exists on........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/27/2007 8:35:26 PM)

Late Registrants More Likely to Vote

Late Registrants More Likely to Vote
Later is better" when it comes to voter registration in national elections, according a new study of voter participation in the 2000 presidential election. People who register to vote closer to registration deadlines are much more likely to vote on Election Day than are people who register earlier in an election year, as per the study conducted by political researchers from the University at Buffalo, University of Maryland and University of........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/25/2007 9:13:34 PM)

Not All Nanomaterials Are Created Equal

Not All Nanomaterials Are Created Equal
Troy, N.Y. The size, type, and dispersion of nanomaterials could all play a role in how these materials impact human health and the environment, as per two groups of scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In new studies, the teams observed that while carbon nanotubes inhibited growth in mammalian cells, they sustained the growth of usually occurring bacteria. The seemingly contradictory findings highlight the need for society to........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 3/25/2007 8:13:18 PM)

Women And Their Managers

Women And Their Managers
During this Women's History Month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a report called It's Elemental, the results of a 3-year study of women's careers in the chemical industry. The first study of its kind, the findings reveal that women and their managers have differing attitudes and perceptions about career advancement. "While there have been some surveys of women on academic career tracks, no comprehensive work exists on........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/22/2007 10:26:56 PM)

Key science Web sites buried in information avalanche

Key science Web sites buried in information avalanche
As more and more people are turning to the Internet to find information, important science websites are in danger of becoming buried in the sheer avalanche of facts now available online. Key science sites are failing to register in the top 30 Google search results. New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) clearly shows that anyone using the Web to make their information available must now pay attention not only........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/22/2007 5:03:05 AM)

Impact Of Nuclear Attack On U.S. Cities

Impact Of Nuclear Attack On U.S. Cities
A new study by scientists at the Center for Mass Destruction Defense (CMADD) at the University of Georgia details the catastrophic impact a nuclear attack would have on American cities. The study, which the authors said was the most advanced and detailed simulation published in open scientific literature, highlights the inability of the nation's current medical system to handle casualties from a nuclear attack. It also suggests what the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/21/2007 5:07:36 AM)

Educational video increases knowledge

Educational video increases knowledge
An educational and motivational video, designed to increase emotional well-being and use of adaptive devices in low vision patients increased knowledge but did not change behavior or emotions, says Schepens Eye Research Institute researchers in a study in the March Issue of Optometry & Vision Science. "While our video clearly succeeded in increasing patients' knowledge of macular degeneration and the availability of adaptive devices and........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 3/21/2007 4:59:09 AM)

Memory Fitness - Exercising Your Brain

Memory Fitness - Exercising Your Brain
I had the opportunity to hear Kathy Kilpatrick of Memory Fitness Matters speak last week. She offered a number of great suggestions for keeping our mind fit and our memory sharp. She commented that when the Baby Boomers were in their 20s they didn't have problems with memory and yet 20-somethings today and even younger frequently lament their ability to keep everything in their brain that they need to. Why is that? Were our brains........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/20/2007 5:15:39 AM)

Happy Digital Characters Sell Products Better

Happy Digital Characters Sell Products Better
Even in the digital world, people respond to the expression of a computerized face. New Ohio State University research suggests that the simulated emotions of digital characters on web sites might have a real impact on the potential customers that view and interact with them. The study, appearing in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, found that digital characters might be better merchants if they act consistently happy,........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/19/2007 10:08:31 PM)

   
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