Archive: 03/01/2006

Gulf of Mexico Katrina cleanup continues

Crews are frantically trying to repair damage caused by last year's Gulf of Mexico hurricanes, with the 2006 hurricane season only four months away.

Mar 01, 2006
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Bird flu pattern puzzles experts

The way avian flu has spread into Africa and Europe is puzzling scientists who admit they don't fully understand how the virus is being spread.

Mar 01, 2006
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Birds quarantined at Texas pet stores

PetSmart Inc. has reportedly offered to quarantine birds at its Texas stores after two of them began showing signs of a bacterial infection.

Mar 01, 2006
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Internet Explorer 7.0 makes waves

After winning the browser wars and vanquishing its chief competitor, Netscape, the folks at Microsoft decided it was time to take a break from improving its industry standard browser. Without competition the ...

Mar 01, 2006
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Scientists: Humans causing climate changes

World scientists are expected to soon say greenhouse gas emissions from humankind is the only explanation for ongoing major changes on Earth.

Mar 01, 2006
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Study: cell calls pose risk to aircraft

A Carnegie Mellon University study suggests the use of cellular telephones aboard aircraft might affect the plane's instruments, creating a safety hazard.

Mar 01, 2006
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The Web: Become a Harvard man -- online

You may not be able to relocate to Cambridge, Mass., but these days you can still earn a diploma from Harvard University's extension school -- thanks to distance learning on the Internet. Harvard, one of the nation's premier ...

Mar 01, 2006
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NASA still plans May shuttle launch

NASA officials say they hope to launch the next space shuttle in May but admit a major technical problem might delay lift-off.

Mar 01, 2006
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'Nano skins' show promise as flexible electronic devices

A team of researchers has developed a new process to make flexible, conducting 'nano skins' for a variety of applications, from electronic paper to sensors for detecting chemical and biological agents. The ...

Mar 01, 2006
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Japan unveils fastest supercomputer

Japan's fastest supercomputer system, running 59 trillion calculations per second, began operations Wednesday.

Mar 01, 2006
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ICT gets a boost in Indian budget 2006

Even as the country's software and biotechnology sectors have expressed "disappointment" over the 2006 budget announced by India's Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday, many in the IT industry are elated over the attention ...

Mar 01, 2006
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Beware of eBay deadbeats, author warns

Imagine buying vintage Spiderman comics for $16,000 and receiving instead, a box of printer paper or losing a whopping $27,000 in purchasing a big rig that didn't exist in the first place. These are just many ...

Mar 01, 2006
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