Archive: 04/12/2006

FCC wants limits on spectrum 'front' firms

The FCC is proposing limits on the amount of backing major telecom companies can provide for smaller firms bidding on wireless spectrum.

Apr 12, 2006
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The Web: Sue Me, Sue You, Blues

George Harrison, after leaving The Beatles, wrote a song called the "Sue Me, Sue You, Blues" for his album, "Living in the Material World." "Hold the block on the money flow. Move it into joint escrow," wrote ...

Apr 12, 2006
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Pacific Northwest tectonic plates are moving

The three major tectonic plates off the Pacific Northwest coast are undergoing a gradual shift, and the area in which they converge – popularly known as the "Triple Junction" – appears to be migrating in a southeasterly ...

Apr 12, 2006
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Magnolia transmit solution boosts wireless

Magnolia Broadband announced the conclusion of final field tests of a transmit solution it said boosted CDMA wireless voice capacity an average of 42 percent.

Apr 12, 2006
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Evolution Of Irreducible Complexity Explained

Using new techniques for resurrecting ancient genes, scientists have for the first time reconstructed the Darwinian evolution of an apparently "irreducibly complex" molecular system.

Apr 12, 2006
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Storm In A Spacecraft

Like a salvo of shots, another round of Chinese statements on their space program has filled the media. After so many interesting revelations in February and March, China should have been happy to suspend commentaries ...

Apr 12, 2006
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Survey Reveals Building Block Process For Biggest Galaxies

A new study of the universe's most massive galaxy clusters shows how mergers play a critical role in their evolution. Astronomers used the twin Gemini Observatory instruments in Hawaii and Chile, and the Hubble Space Telescope ...

Apr 12, 2006
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Why Is The Ground Brown

Ecologists have long asked, Why is the world green? In other words, why aren't herbivores, such as insects and grazing animals, more successful at eating the world's green leaves, also known as plant biomass?

Apr 12, 2006
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The brain's reaction to errors is studied

From accidentally deleting a computer file to dropping something, we all make mistakes -- and now Michigan scientists are learning how that affects the brain.

Apr 12, 2006
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