News archive from 24 May 2012

Climber to share trauma

A CLIMBER forced to cut his friend's rope during a fateful mountain descent will tell a North East audience about the incident. Simon Yates, whose story inspired the award-winning film Touching the Void, will be at Durham City’s Gala Theatre on...

 
Sister act aiming to bake up a storm

Sister act aiming to bake up a storm

A FAMILY which has been in the baking business for five generations has opened a new cake shop in Harborough town centre. Gardners Cakery, in Church Street, is the second shop owned by the Gardner family – which has been trading in Northampton for...

 

'Good cholesterol' theory challenged?

“Good cholesterol” doesn’t lower heart attack risk, the Daily Mail has reported. A great deal of research has previously suggested that higher levels of “good” HDL cholesterol reduce your risk coronary heart disease, while higher levels of “bad” LDL...

 

New drug 'stops common cold asthma deaths'

UK scientists have created a “Drug that slashes the risk of colds killing asthmatics”, the Daily Express dramatically reported today. This, and similar stories in the press about this “revolutionary treatment” for a very worrying scenario, should be...

 

Air pollution 'kills 13,000 per year'

“Air pollution from exhaust fumes kills more than twice as many people as road accidents,” The Daily Telegraph has reported. The paper said that around 1,850 people die in traffic accidents annually, but that each year over 5,000 people will die as a...

 

'Good cholesterol' theory challenged?

“Good cholesterol” doesn’t lower heart attack risk, the Daily Mail has reported. A great deal of research has previously suggested that higher levels of “good” HDL cholesterol reduce your risk coronary heart disease, while higher levels of “bad” LDL...

 

New drug 'stops common cold asthma deaths'

UK scientists have created a “Drug that slashes the risk of colds killing asthmatics”, the Daily Express dramatically reported today. This, and similar stories in the press about this “revolutionary treatment” for a very worrying scenario, should be...

 

Air pollution 'kills 13,000 per year'

“Air pollution from exhaust fumes kills more than twice as many people as road accidents,” The Daily Telegraph has reported. The paper said that around 1,850 people die in traffic accidents annually, but that each year over 5,000 people will die as a...

 

Study tests new IVF device

A new way of processing embryos during IVF treatment can improve the chances of pregnancy by more than a quarter, The Daily Telegraph today reported. The story is based on research evaluating a new system for incubating newly fertilised embryos during...

 

Study tests new IVF device

A new way of processing embryos during IVF treatment can improve the chances of pregnancy by more than a quarter, The Daily Telegraph today reported. The story is based on research evaluating a new system for incubating newly fertilised embryos during...

 
Intel eyes future with computers that learn

Intel eyes future with computers that learn

"Machine learning is such a huge opportunity," Justin Rattner, Intel's chief technology officer, told reporters in Tel Aviv. "Despite their name, smartphones are rather dumb devices. My smartphone doesn't know anything more about me...

 
Apple: U.S. e-book lawsuit fundamentally flawed

Apple: U.S. e-book lawsuit "fundamentally flawed"

In a filing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan late Tuesday, Apple said it has not conspired with anyone or fixed prices for e-books in an effort to thwart Amazon.com Inc's dominance of that fast-growing market. The Justice Department accused Apple...

 

Air pollution 'kills 13,000 per year'

“Air pollution from exhaust fumes kills more than twice as many people as road accidents,” The Daily Telegraph has reported. The paper said that around 1,850 people die in traffic accidents annually, but that each year over 5,000 people will die as a...

 

Study tests new IVF device

A new way of processing embryos during IVF treatment can improve the chances of pregnancy by more than a quarter, The Daily Telegraph today reported. The story is based on research evaluating a new system for incubating newly fertilised embryos during...

 
Jury deals big blow to Oracle in Android case versus Google

Jury deals big blow to Oracle in Android case versus Google

In a case that examined whether computer language that connects programs and operating systems can be copyrighted, Oracle claimed Google's Android tramples on its intellectual property rights to the Java programming language. Google argued it did not...

 


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