Archive: 12/14/2005

Hot, massive haloes found around most spiral galaxies

Astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton observatory have found very hot gaseous haloes around a multitude of spiral galaxies similar to our Milky Way galaxy. These 'ghost-like' veils have been suspected for decades ...

Dec 14, 2005
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HP creates Halo effect for life-like videoconferencing

HP today introduced a first-of-its-kind collaboration studio for simulating face-to-face business meetings across long distances, brought to life in partnership with DreamWorks Animation SKG.

Dec 14, 2005
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Spider Robots And The Space Web

Robotic 'spiders' could be the key to building large-scale structures in space, according to ESA's Advanced Concepts Team. The tiny mechanical spiders would inch their way across large nets of fabric in space ...

Dec 14, 2005
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New drug acts as marijuana in the brain

A McGill University study suggests a new anti-depressant drug works by raising levels of endocannabinoids -- similar to a substance found in marijuana.

Dec 14, 2005
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Sao Paulo scientists study skulls

A Brazilian study involving a large collection of South American skulls suggests at least two distinct groups of early humans colonized the Americas.

Dec 14, 2005
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UC-Santa Barbara to direct Mars soil test

The European Space Agency announced Tuesday its support of a program that will include development of an instrument for testing deep soil samples on Mars.

Dec 14, 2005
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Challenges ahead for India outsourcing

Although the latest Nasscom-McKinsey study on India's information-technology and business-process outsourcing projects a scorching 25-percent growth a year for the next five years, it adds that achieving that growth isn't ...

Dec 14, 2005
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Company offers self-destruct messaging

A British company selling self-destruct text messaging says that thousands of people have signed up, from celebrities to business owners.

Dec 14, 2005
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