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[30 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Excessive physical activity might lead to arthritis

Technology.am (Nov. 30, 2009) — Middle-aged men and women engaging in high levels of physical activity might be unintentionally causing harm to their knees and escalating their danger for osteoarthritis, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
“Our information hints that people with higher physical activity levels might be at larger risk for emergent knee abnormalities and, thus, at higher danger for developing osteoarthritis,” said Christoph Stehling, M.D., research fellow in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the …

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Excessive salt intake connected directly to stroke and cardiovascular disease

Technology.am (Nov 30, 2009) — High salt intake is related with considerably greater danger of both stroke and cardiovascular disease concludes a study available on the British Medical Journal website.
The association linking high salt intake and high blood pressure is well recognized, and it has been recommended that a population-wide lessening in dietary salt intake has the prospective to considerably decrease the levels of cardiovascular disease.
The World Health Organization suggested level of salt consumption is 5 g (about one teaspoon) per day at the population level; however dietary salt intake …

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Virtual reality presents answer to driving phobias

Technology.am (Nov 30, 2009) — Nervous drivers are being helped and assisted to conquer their road phobias by donning Cyclops-style goggles that conveys them to a three-dimensional virtual world.
Researchers at The University of Manchester have recruited volunteers with a diversity of driving phobias to analysis whether virtual reality can be used along with usual psychological therapies to assist tackle their fears.
The Virtual Reality Exposure Treatment (VRET) will let participants to drive on virtual roads and face up to their fears, whether they may be driving over bridges, overtaking slow-moving traffic …

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Technology.am (Nov 30, 2009) — In the middle of sharp competition to trade data analysis software, personally held SAS Institute says it will fend off pressure from rivals IBM, SAP, and Oracle
Jim Goodnight, chief executive of SAS Institute, doesn’t chop up any of his words. During a Nov. 10 talk at the Churchill Club, a meeting of Silicon Valley business people, the head of the directly held software maker disparaged Wall Street analysts, questioned the worth of marketing staff, and told a joke concerning Bill Clinton and the Pope that …

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[26 Nov 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

vIndianz.com (Nov 26, 2009) — A university is to hold a “virtual graduation ceremony” for students enrolled on a distance learning course. Edinburgh University will put on air the formal procedure at its McEwen Hall on to the Second Life web community.
The move will make certain students on its E-Learning course who are not capable to take a trip to Edinburgh do not miss out on the graduation day celebrations.
They will be capable to download robes for their online avatars, and get together in a virtual bar after the ceremony. …

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Technology.am (Nov 26, 2009) — Google removed a racially distasteful picture of US First Lady Michelle Obama from its search engine on Wednesday whilst the blog hosting it made an apology in Chinese.
The picture of Michelle with monkey features, which appeared at the initial position of Google’s search outcome, was posted on a blog called Hot Girls, which is hosted by the Google-owned blog service, Blogger.
Hot Girls afterwards removed the image and displayed a request for forgiveness in Chinese with a loose English translation.
“I am very sorry for this article, …

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Technology.am (Nov 26, 2009) — When spider mites bother a bean plant, the plant responds by producing odors which draw rapacious mites. These predatory mites then eliminate the spider mite population, consequently performing as a sort of defender for the plant. Nevertheless, if the plant is concurrently attacked by whiteflies, insects that are associated to aphids, the plant becomes less eye-catching to the predatory mites and thus more susceptible to spider mites.
Jointly with German colleagues, researchers from the Laboratory of Entomology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, published this breakthrough in …

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[26 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]

Technology.am (Nov 26, 2009) — There’s no trash on the streets, no queues for the shops and barely in the least traffic. For anybody who has battled the real-life Oxford Street in London’s Oxford Street on a Saturday afternoon, the virtual adaptation seems to have a lot going for it. Near London is a precise 3D copy of the capital’s most important shopping region; Regent Street, Bond Street, and Oxford Street. Piccadilly Circus is there as well. It’s been anticipated to promote online retail. Users will be capable to come …

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[25 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Technology.am (Nov 25, 2009) — Ever since its launch in the year 2001, Wikipedia has turned out to be the most excellent first harbor of call for anybody looking up something – hundreds of thousands of volunteers have worked, for free of charge, to make sure that there’s an access on subjects as assorted as quantum physics and Simon Cowell. And on the whole, such wide-scale peer evaluation has blocked the site from being too imprecise for too long.
Currently, however, it has been reported that Wikipedia has lost 49,000 volunteers …