Archive: 06/06/2006

Wanted: A sheep in sheep's clothing

Australian scientists say they are looking for the ugliest merino lambs they can find in a study that may challenge the dominance of synthetic fibers.

dateJun 06, 2006 in
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Sony enters digital SLR camera market

Sony, the first to market a digital camera in 1981, is making a late entry into the higher end segment of digital single-lens reflex cameras, targeting 10 percent of the global market, the Japanese company said Tuesday.

dateJun 06, 2006 in Business
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MAGIC Telescope Finds Microquasar

The variable emission of high-energy gamma rays from a variable microquasar within our galaxy has been detected by the MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov) telescope located in the Canary Islands. The object ...

dateJun 06, 2006 in Astronomy
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Software industry's 'patch culture' attack

An attack from the security chief of software giant Oracle on the so-called culture of patching and bug-ridden products in the software industry has drawn fire from industry observers, citing the comments as hypocritical ...

dateJun 06, 2006 in Software
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Opposition likely to NTT breakup proposal

Even as U.S. telecom behemoth AT&T presses to reunite with former Baby Bells and solidify its position as the country's single-biggest carrier, Japan is considering breaking up its dominant provider amid concerns about retaining ...

dateJun 06, 2006 in Business
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Huge Storms Converge

The two biggest storms in the solar system are about to go bump in the night, in plain view of backyard telescopes.

dateJun 06, 2006 in Astronomy
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