Researchers Agree There Is No Such Thing As A Safe Suntan

Researchers Agree There Is No such Thing As A Safe Tan

There is no such thing as a safe tan, U.S. and British researchers said on Thursday.

They said in their review of published studies that tans and skin cancer both begin with DNA damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet light but many people, especially the young, ignore or are unaware of this danger in a quest for a bronzed body.

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Scientists Discover Method Of Powdering Methane Gas

Scientists Discover Method Of Powdering Methane Gas 

Scientists have found a way to create powdered methane, making it much easier to store the elusive silent-but-deadly gas. By mixing the methane in a blender with water and silica, roughly one liter of the fuel can be stored in about six grams of powder.

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The Evolution of Mobile Phones 1985 – Today

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Watch closely a see if you can spot the models you owned

Using some great morphing software, this video has an ingenious way of adding perspective to the blurring development cycles in the ever changing cellphone marketplace.  Second video after the jump.

 

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Willcom’s Teddy Bear Cellphone

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Is that a Teddy Bear phone you are talking on or are you just happy to see me?

 

The iPhone might best its competitors when it comes to being slick, but I don’t think it stands a chance against Willcom’s Kuma (aka Bear) Phone when it comes to being cute. The Bear features a SIM card slot (I’m not exactly sure where) and functions like a regular cellphone meaning you have to hold it to your face in order to make a call.

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Tiny Handlike Gripper Could Make It Easier For Doctors

Tiny Handlike Gripper Could Make It Easier For Doctors

A tiny gripper that responds to chemical triggers could be a new tool for surgery.

A tiny handlike gripper that can grasp tissue or cell samples could make it easier for doctors to perform minimally invasive surgery, such as biopsies. The tiny device curls its “fingers” around an object when triggered chemically, and it can be moved around remotely with a magnet.

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CNET Review of the iPhone 3G

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CNET editors rated the iPhone 3G – 8.7 on a 10.0 scale. Not bad!

Just over a year after Apple birthed the first iPhone, the long-awaited, next-generation iPhone 3G has arrived bearing a mildly tweaked design and a load of new features. With access to a faster 3G wireless network, Microsoft exchange server e-mail, and support for a staggering array of third-party software from the iPhone Apps store, the new handset is the iPhone we’ve been waiting for. It still lacks some basic features but when compared with what the original model was year ago, this device sets a new benchmark for the cell phone world.

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Nanomaterials Movement Measured in Simple Model Food Chain

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New research* shows that while engineered nanomaterials can be transferred up the lowest levels of the food chain from single celled organisms to higher multicelled ones, the amount transferred was relatively low and there was no evidence of the nanomaterials concentrating in the higher level organisms.  

 

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Spy Scandal – Telekom Accused of Tracking Journalists’ Mobile Phone Signals

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 German spys were feeling pretty safe at their Deutsche Telekom home until this happened

The allegations against German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom just keep on coming. German news service, Spiegel, has information that Telekom tracked journalists’ movements using mobile phone data. And the company may have hired ex-Stasi spies to help.

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Moms Using Cell Phones During Pregnancy May Cause Behavior Issues

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Pregnant women should probably add cellphones to the list of things they need to avoid, along with alcohol, sushi and cat poo. A giant study that surveyed over 13,000 children found that women who used mobile phones when pregnant were more likely to give birth to kids with behavioral problems.

 

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Introducing the Extreme Scroll Device

Introducing the Extreme Scroll Device

The challenge for cellphone designers has been to continually reduce the size of the device, yet make the display as large as possible.

This is the so-called “Scroll” device created by 13 Tech Design. It’s packing a touchscreen-based cellphone, a 10 megapixel camera and 1080p camcorder, various media-playing features, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, and a full-fledged computer that runs on Vista or XP.

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