Archive: 11/11/2005

Measat buys telecom satellite for Asia

Measat Global has purchased a namesake satellite from Orbital sciences for telecom coverage of Malaysia, Indonesia and points as far away as the Middle East.

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Diet of kittiwakes may be key to decline

A change in the diet of seabirds may be making them less intelligent and lowering their chances of survival, say University of Alaska researchers.

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India's telecom sees more liberalization

In a fresh dose of liberalization, India yesterday announced a slew of relaxations in its telecom rules, which not only allows more players -- both local and foreign -- to enter the country's burgeoning telecom sector, but ...

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Globe Talk: Qualcomm fights claims

Qualcomm's decision earlier this week to fight back against its rivals on allegations of manipulating international cellular phone markets is turning uglier by the day, but whether the legal spat will actually benefit consumers ...

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World Bank: IT investments can pay off

The World Bank said Friday that investments in building up an information society can pay off if the risks are managed carefully.

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Central Europe getting warmer

Surface temperature analysis of Central Europe shows that temperatures there have risen three times faster than the Northern Hemisphere land average.

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Africa's 'Giant Eye' opened

The southern hemisphere's largest telescope was officially unveiled yesterday by the South African President Thabo Mbeki in Sutherland, a small town 400km north of Cape Town, South Africa. The Southern African Large Telescope ...

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Theodore Puck, genome pioneer, dies at 89

Theodore Puck, the Denver scientist who was a pioneer in studying the human genome and founded the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, has died at age 89.

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Scientists to Test Toxicity of Nanomaterials

Materials science is getting small – on the order of the atomic scale. Fibers, spheres, crystals and films 1,000 times thinner than human hair hold the promise of producing faster cars and planes, more powerful computers ...

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