Archive: 05/11/2006

Broadband Report: Gametap expands

The online video-game service GameTap is expanding its service offerings by launching broadband video content. UPI recently caught up with Stuart Snyder, senior vice president and general manager of GameTap, and Ricardo Sanchez, ...

May 11, 2006
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Pollutant Haze Heats the Arctic

Arctic climate already is known to be particularly prone to global warming caused by industrial and automotive emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Now, a University of Utah study finds a surprising new ...

May 11, 2006
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Electronic stability control is a lifesaver in rollovers

Though fewer than a third of new vehicles sold in the United States have electronic stability control, this relatively new technology can reduce the odds of fatal rollovers by 73 percent in sport utility vehicles and 40 percent ...

May 11, 2006
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Flies are given federal protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended federal protection to 12 species of Hawaiian picture-wing flies under the Endangered Species Act.

May 11, 2006
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Spitzer Telescope Sees Trail of Comet Crumbs

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has snapped a picture of the bits and pieces making up Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3, which is continuing to break apart on its periodic journey around the sun. The new infrared ...

May 11, 2006
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Italian tadpole rescue mission under way

A complex emergency rescue mission reportedly is under way near Milan, Italy, to save the lives of hundreds of rare tadpoles discovered at a building site.

May 11, 2006
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Kansas temporarily avoids stem-cell fight

A proposed ban on Kansas-funded stem-cell research has been killed, but a legislative panel will reportedly examine the controversial issue.

May 11, 2006
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Darwinian mystery may have been solved

U.S. scientists may have solved Charles Darwin's "abominable mystery" of flowering plants' rapid evolution after they appeared 140 million years ago.

May 11, 2006
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