Archive: 12/1/2005

Firms gripe about Uganda telecom inertia

Telecom companies in Uganda are reportedly growing suspicious about the government's perceived reluctance to finalize a new telecom policy.

Dec 01, 2005
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Review: Firefox 1.5

Who says free software is worthless? Last year the developers at Mozilla took on the aging Internet standard, Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and had an instant hit on their hands with Firefox 1.0. A large ...

Dec 01, 2005
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Nintendo Revolution has parental controls

Following video-game industry expectations, Japanese console maker Nintendo has announced that it will be including parental-control features in its upcoming Nintendo Revolution video-game console.

Dec 01, 2005
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Military develops a Star Trek-like phaser

First comic strip hero Dick Tracy's wrist radio moved from science fiction to everyday fact and now Capt. Kirk's phaser is headed to the Air Force arsenal.

Dec 01, 2005
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Nokia projects 10-percent mobile growth

Nokia expects to see the world mobile-device market grow by 10 percent in the coming year with subscriptions topping 3 billion by 2008.

Dec 01, 2005
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Hanford clean up to take longer, cost more

A secret government study says soaring costs are among the latest problems plaguing clean up of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, north of Richland, Wash.

Dec 01, 2005
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Chandra proves black hole influence is far reaching

Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered evidence of energetic plumes – particles that extend 300,000 light years into a massive cluster of galaxies. The plumes are due to explosive ...

Dec 01, 2005
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Modern tools to unlock Ancient Texts

Tools for ancient texts have been successfully created that will open up rare texts and manuscripts locked away in museums, libraries and archives, and promote new kinds of scholarship while also preserving ...

Dec 01, 2005
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First Galileo satellite travels to launch site

GIOVE A, the first Galileo satellite, departed from ESA's test facility at the European Space Research and Technology Centre in The Netherlands on the morning of 29 November, bound for the Baikonur Cosmodrome ...

Dec 01, 2005
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Men and women differ in brain use during same tasks

The comedians are right. The science proves it. A man's brain and a woman's brain really do work differently. New research from the University of Alberta shows that men and women utilize different parts of ...

Dec 01, 2005
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Picking particles faster than one at a time

Computer scientists and biologists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed software that can select tens of thousands of high-quality images of biological molecules from electron ...

Dec 01, 2005
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