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Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

August 28, 2012 5:41 pm | by TRACIE CONE - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

The rustic tent cabins of Yosemite National Park — a favorite among families looking to rough it in one of the nation's most majestic settings — have become the scene of a public health crisis after two visitors died from a rodent-borne disease following overnight stays.On Tuesday, park...

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United suffers computer issues, delays widespread

August 28, 2012 5:40 pm | by BY JOSHUA FREED - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | Comments

United Airlines passengers faced delays and long lines after some of its major computer systems and its website failed Tuesday.The glitch was another in a long string of technology problems that began when United merged computer systems with Continental's in March.United acknowledged at least 200...

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Calif. officials: 73 sickened with salmonella

August 28, 2012 4:42 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

California public health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened 73 people and has been linked to salmonella-tainted mangoes.Authorities say they are still probing what prompted the outbreak of salmonella Braenderup cases in California. They are trying to...

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News Summary: United computer issues cause delays

August 28, 2012 4:42 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE MESS: United's computer systems went down, keeping it from boarding planes, causing long lines and backups at its hubs on Tuesday afternoon.THE CLEANUP: United was trying to get its system running on-time again Tuesday night. It apologized, and said it would waive change fees for affected...

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Kraft Foods to close NW Arkansas facility

August 28, 2012 4:41 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Kraft Foods Group officials say the company's manufacturing facility in Bentonville will close next year.Spokeswoman Joyce Hodel told KHOG-TV (http://bit.ly/NBdGZI) Tuesday that 60 employees at the facility have been informed of the company's plans.Kraft Vice President of Operations Jim Durkin...

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Tornado Medical Systems and A*Star & #146;s Institute Of Microelectronics Partner To Commercialise Nanospectrometers For Optical Coherence Tomography Applications

August 28, 2012 3:55 pm | by ResearchSEA | Comments

Toronto, Ontario; Ithaca, NY; Singapore, August 28th, 2012 - Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has attracted interest from the medical imaging community for its ability to provide live 3D images at near microscopic levels, offering an ?optical ultrasound? alternative for...

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A*STAR & #146;S IME Develops Smallest Antenna That Can Increase Wi-Fi Speed By 200 Times

August 28, 2012 3:53 pm | by ResearchSEA | Comments

Singapore, 28 Aug 2012 ? Researchers from A*STAR?s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) have developed the first compact high performance silicon-based cavity-backed slot (CBS) antenna that operates at 135 GHz.

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Driving an Electron Spin Vortex & #147;Skyrmion & #148; with a Microcurrent

August 28, 2012 3:53 pm | by ResearchSEA | Comments

RIKEN, the University of Tokyo, and NIMS succeeded in forming a skyrmion crystal, in which electron spin is aligned in a vortex shape, in a microdevice using the helimagnet FeGe, and driving the skyrmion crystal with an ultra-low current density less than 1/100,000 that of the current...

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Discovery of New Colossal Magnetoresistance Mechanism

August 28, 2012 3:53 pm | by ResearchSEA | Comments

A research group including the NIMS Superconducting Properties Unit and others, in joint work with the University of Fukui, discovered a new material, NaCr2O4, which was developed by ultra-high pressure synthesis and displays a novel type of colossal magnetoresistance effect.

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Success in Growth of Regularly-Ordered Nanometer-scale Crystalline Thin Film Using 3D Porous Material

August 28, 2012 3:51 pm | Comments

Japanese scientists have succeeded in fabricating a crystalline thin film with a film thickness of nanometer order, in which molecules of a 3-dimensionally strong porous coordination polymer (PCP) are oriented in a designated direction, and demonstrated that this thin film has a...

United Airlines struggles with computer problems

August 28, 2012 1:40 pm | by BY JOSHUA FREED - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | Comments

United Airlines is having major computer problems that are affecting its operations at airports, and its website.The airline will only say that it has a "network outage." Its main website, United.com, is down.United flights to its hub in Newark, N.J., are being held at their origin until 6 p.m....

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Make your own action figures with a 3-D printer

August 28, 2012 12:52 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Computer graphics researchers have created software that will translate a graphic image of a character from a movie or video game into a posable plastic model.

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Lexmark to jettison inkjet printers, 1,700 workers

August 28, 2012 12:40 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Lexmark is jettisoning its inkjet printers and laying off 1,700 workers as paper becomes increasingly passe in an age of ever-sleeker digital devices and online photo albums on Internet hangouts like Facebook.The shake-up announced Tuesday is the latest fallout from the growing popularity of...

Tapping engineers, families for hospital safety

August 28, 2012 12:40 pm | by LAURAN NEERGAARD - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Head of the hospital bed raised? Check. Patient's teeth brushed? Check.Those simple but often overlooked steps can help protect some of the most critically ill patients — those on ventilators — from developing deadly pneumonia. And if they knew about them, family members could ensure the steps...

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Salmonella at Ind. farm matches outbreak strain

August 28, 2012 12:40 pm | by RICK CALLAHAN - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration says salmonella found at a cantaloupe farm in southwestern Indiana matches the "DNA fingerprint" of the salmonella responsible for a deadly outbreak that sickened people in 21 states.FDA spokeswoman Shelly Burgess said Tuesday that testing was done on salmonella...

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