Archive: 03/10/2006

Mars orbiter makes a grab for red planet

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was going through maneuvers to place itself into orbit around the red planet Friday, scientists in California said.

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New Hubble images show similar colors for Pluto's moons

Using new Hubble Space Telescope observations, a research team led by Dr. Hal Weaver of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Dr. Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute has found ...

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India says no to Google Earth's peering

Concerned over distinct satellite images of its strategic installations that Google makes available online, India has decided to mask some of the sensitive images itself.

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Wal-Mart to sell Verizon prepaid wireless

Verizon Wireless further entrenched itself in the battle for prepaid wireless phone customers Thursday, announcing that their INpulse pay-as-you-go service is now available at all U.S. Wal-Mart stores.

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Ecstasy causes depression in pigs

Danish scientific experiments where Ecstasy was adminstered to pigs may help to explain depression in humans abusing the drug.

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Nanotech products a bit disappointing

The products expected from nanotechnology are still very much in the future according to the first comprehensive inventory of nanoproducts out Friday.

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A new digital revolution

The rise of digital music may spell not just the death knell of the CD, but also a revolution in the way music is actually produced.

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Globe Talk: Vodafone's sayonara problems

The deal is not yet sealed, but expectations that Vodafone will abandon operating in Japan have already been welcomed by industry analysts. But while retreating from the competitive Japanese market might be a smart move on ...

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Health concerns over Toronto WiFi plan

Health officials in Toronto want to learn more about the potential impacts Toronto Hydro's planned citywide WiFi network might have on the citizenry.

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Nano World: Nano origami supercapacitors

Origami with features just nanometers or billionths of a meter large can fold into electrically chargeable supercapacitors, experts told UPI's Nano World.

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Wireless World: Stop, diamond thief!

An aspiring diamond thief takes a job at a jewelry company's warehouse, surreptitiously planning to scam his employer out of some of its lucrative inventory over the coming months. It's apparently a common confidence trickster ...

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Identifying gems and minerals on Earth and on Mars

It'll be a snap to identify gemstones once Robert Downs finishes his library of spectral fingerprints for all the Earth's minerals. Downs is almost halfway there. So far, the associate professor of geosciences ...

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