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Orphanage Receives Nearly $1 Million from Private Donor

...in orphanages and often don't even know their names. It is a heart-wrenching scene. Throughout the world, millions of children without parents are crammed into underfunded orphanages where caregivers come and go and human contact is brief and impersonal. No names. No eye contact. It is, essentially, life...

Computer modeling shows strategies to rein in epidemics need to be retooled for rural populations

... An infectious disease striking a large city may seem like a disastrous scenario -- millions of people sharing apartment buildings, crammed on buses and trains and brushing past one another on crowded sidewalks. A group of Kansas State University engineers is finding that a truly disast...

Strategies to Rein in Epidemics Need to be Retooled for Rural Populations, Say K-State Engineers Using Computers to Model Disease Outbreaks in Rural Areas

...wire-USNewswire/ -- An infectious disease striking a large city may seem like a disastrous scenario -- millions of people sharing apartment buildings, crammed on buses and trains and brushing past one another on crowded sidewalks. A group of Kansas State University engineers is finding that a truly d...

Patients' Bill of Rights Too Tough to Read

...most consumers: A patient's bill of rights, the document that outlines your expectations for medical care, is usually written in language so dense and crammed with legalese that you need college-level reading skills to understand it. That's the crux of a new analysis, which also points out that the avera...

Sacramento Man Finished 100-Mile-Run in 100 Degree Heat to Secure Health Care for Uninsured Children

...n, as illogical it was, the approach he took was very practical. His vision is proactive, instead of reactive," said Rodarte. With nearly 800 people crammed on the playground to see the finish, media and camera crews scurried to get in position. The staff, faculty, and students buzzed with anticipated hope...

Passport Health Disaster Response Experts Offer Services to Myanmar Volunteers

.... Cholera has broken out in 2 areas and there is no fresh water or food available. The flood-swollen waterways that crisscross the Irrawaddy delta are crammed with dead bodies and animal carcasses. Vaccines for food and water diseases like Hepatitis A and Typhoid are protective and available. Oral rehydratio...

Online Job Search Company from Virginia is National Small Business of the Year

...rly job-posting site, connecting millions of registered job seekers with active job postings. The business started in 2000 with 24 full-time employees crammed into a 1,000-square-foot self storage unit in an office park. Today it boasts 85 full-time "snaggers" in a 35,000-square-fool Silicon Valley-like ...

New Technology Transforming Life for the Deaf

...s in charge of the scientific side of events at the week-long congress, which has drawn some 2,500 people to the Spanish capital. Her diary is crammed for the week and she manages to juggle her appointments thanks to the telephone's in-built calendar as she prepares to meet people from all walks of l...

Bio-latrine Cleans Up Kenyan Slum and the Environment

...or seven cents per 10-litre basin. More than half of Kenya's population lives on less than one dollar a day with hundreds of thousands of them crammed into informal settlements with very few toilets. The importance of a latrine to keep Kibera clean cannot be understated. The smell of sewage w...

Flood Toll Rises, and Indonesia Braces for Disease

...Some of them said they were remaining in their inundated houses to guard against looters. Others took shelter in schools and mosques, where they slept crammed together like refugees in their own city. Five-star hotels were overbooked with well-to-do residents who had fled the flooding. Telecommunications...
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New study offers solution to global fisheries collapse

... ITQs, the total season had dwindled from about four months down to just two or three days. These dangerous sprints resulted in boats with their holds crammed full of frozen fish; by the time the overloaded processing facilities could accommodate them, quality had suffered. Today, the season lasts nearly eig...

Scientists to discover why flamingos are in the pink of health -- in the poo!

...ing natural. Dr Harper added: Bombay is on very low-lying land that once was just a few islands in the estuary, but now about 20 million people are crammed into this city. They need the estuary and all its ecology to help clean up their wastes and even protect them against flooding. We are planning to use...

New Argonne study may shed light on protein-drug interactions

...uld contort themselves into many more configurations in the dilute solutions. The difference is comparable to skipping through an open field or being crammed into a crowded elevator, said Argonne biochemist Lee Makowski, who headed the project. This study represents a novel approach to characterizing t...

Discovery of agile molecular motors could aid in treating motor neuron diseases

...s it, but in the cell it's different: microtubules are packed together, with proteins studded along them, and cellular organelles and mitochondria are crammed in. The motor needs to maneuver around those 'obstructions.'" Goldman and Holzbaur suggest that the ability of the dynein-dynactin motor to move in bo...

Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication

...d a good view with the video camera," Eckert says. The upper level served as command central for the four-week experiment--a high-tech headquarters crammed with laptops, cameras, cables and recorders and powered by solar energy. "Elephants have generally been coming to the waterhole between noon and mi...
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Cracking a tough nut for the semiconductor industry

... and components in microprocessor chips and other high-performance semiconductor devices. As IC features like transistors have gotten ever smaller and crammed more closely together, designers are preventing electrical interference or cross-talk by making the insulating films more and more porous with nanosca...

McGill physicists find a new state of matter in a 'transistor'

...covery could have momentous implications for the development of new electronic devices. Currently, the number of transistors that can be inexpensively crammed onto a single computer chip increases exponentially, doubling approximately every two years, a trend known as Moore's Law. But there are limits, exper...

Graphene used to create world's smallest transistor

...ecule. The smaller the size of their transistors the better they perform, say the Manchester researchers. In recent decades, manufacturers have crammed more and more components onto integrated circuits. As a result, the number of transistors and the power of these circuits have roughly doubled every t...

ASU researchers improve memory devices using nanotech

... Technology in Jlich. For some time now, conventional computer memory has been heading toward a crunch a physical limit of how much storage can be crammed into a given space. Traditional electronics begins to break down at the nanoscale the scale of individual molecules because pushing electronics clos...

Google Maps makes navigation a pleasure

...p around and zoom in and out. Not only that, but Google Maps fits perfectly into the browser window, and the map is nice and big. It's not tiny and crammed in among a bunch of clutter. Google's simple design aesthetic has come through again. Strangely, there are no advertisements yet, but I expect this to...
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