Science News Archive - September 11, 2008

Myanmar PM on post-storm relief, rehabilitation work YANGON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Over 1 million people in Myanmar's storm-hit regions have been rescued in time, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar quoted Prime Minister General Thein Sein as saying Thursday.

The disparity between the mega-wealthy and the disappearing middle class is growing. There are more millionaires today than the entire population of New York City. The number of billionaires is equally staggering, with 694 of them in the United States (up 20 percent from last year).

HydroPoint Data Systems Inc., provider of the WeatherTRAK(R) Smart Water Management solution, today introduced Sustainability 2.0(TM), the company's vision for sustainability programs that deliver financial cost savings along with environmental benefits to enterprise customers, municipalities, and water districts.

Freshwater Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:FWTC) is pleased to announce that on September 3, 2008, the company commenced trading on the OTCBB under the symbol "FWTC". Freshwater Technologies is committed to the use of chemical free water treatment products.

LEHI -- A chemical that caused an explosion and injured a dental lab worker this week came from outside the lab, officials said. A small explosion at Alpine Dental Lab, 1220 N. 500 West, burned a 75-year-old employee's hand and injured a woman Monday.


When men and women take personality tests, some of the old Mars- Venus stereotypes keep reappearing.


Experts in labs across the globe celebrated the first monumental achievement of a test conducted by the immensely complex Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Wednesday.


A recent study reports that nearly 40 percent of freshwater fish species in North America are in trouble, doubling since 1989.


French geologists reported Wednesday that the pool of magma feeding the Italian volcano that wiped out Pompeii in 79 AD has shifted during the past two millennia.


A senior commander with the United States Coast Guard said there is a risk of conflict in the Arctic if international border disputes are not resolved.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.