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epidemics

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Tata Motors to rename the Zica because of the Zika virus epidemic

Probably best to not have your car associated with a virus that affects babies.

By February 2, 2016

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Smart guns: One answer to the mass-shooting epidemic?

Technology could offer a solution to the raging debate over gun control.

By December 4, 2015

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New technology could help contain spread of Ebola

A high-tech diagnostic method could speed identification of the virus, a key factor in combating epidemics.

By September 25, 2015

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The sleep-texting epidemic

Earlier this year, a Philadelphia doctor offered that teens were texting in their sleep. Now it seems the disease is spreading.

By August 22, 2013

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'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic

A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year.

June 14, 2013

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'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic

A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year.

By June 13, 2013

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A forest epidemic turns into energy opportunity

Biofuel start-up Cobalt Technologies says it's found a way to make biobutanol with wood from forests ravaged by pine beetles.

By April 7, 2010

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Computer model predicts severity of flu outbreaks

Scientists find that severity of flu epidemics is largely determined by mutations in a specific protein, and devise a model to predict how widespread a flu virus will become.

By December 9, 2010

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Expert: Worm spreading in many ways becoming an epidemic

The worm known as Kido, aka Conficker or Downadup, evolves to spread via removable devices and other means besides just exploiting a Windows vulnerability.

By January 15, 2009

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Multiplying Mac Trojan not epidemic yet

Security firm F-Secure has discovered 32 variants of the Trojan but says it does not mean Mac platforms are facing a malware avalanche.

By November 8, 2007