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epidemics

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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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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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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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Kardashian mom chooses Twitter to reveal baby pic

In a move that must make Facebook feel a touch ill, Twitter is yet again at the center of the world's attention. Well, who would ever watch "Keeping Up With The Syrians"?

By August 23, 2013

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Getting everyday objects to think (Q&A)

Thomas Lee hopes to bring the Internet of Things into the mainstream. If the tech industry can play nice, he may succeed.

By May 8, 2014

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Princeton researchers use satellite images to track disease

Satellite imaging of nighttime lights helps track the migration and clustering of people, giving researchers the data they need to calculate the risk of outbreaks of infectious diseases such as measles and meningitis.

By December 9, 2011

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'Barcoding' viruses could help detect mutated strains

A team out of the University of Leeds has already produced molecular signatures for two forms of a childhood respiratory-disease virus, and plans many more.

By May 14, 2012