Archive: 15/03/2006

Briefs: India plans to cull 75,000 birds

More reports of avian flu outbreaks in India have reportedly led government officials in New Delhi to order the cull of 75,000 birds in four villages.

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Tech ed key to Qatar's post-oil growth

Perhaps no one in Qatar is aware of the fact that the country's energy wealth will run out sooner or later than its leader, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. Described by some as a benevolent dictator, the emir has taken ...

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Old drug may become new bird flu weapon

Amantadine, a generic drug created in the 1970s to treat seasonal flu might become a new weapon to use along with Tamiflu if a bird flu pandemic occurs.

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New sensor will help guarantee freshness

Grocers, florists and even pharmacists may soon have a better way to monitor the quality of the products they get from suppliers: a sensor that will tell how long before a product spoils or passes its expiration date. A team ...

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The Web: Wagering on 'March Madness'

This spring, the annual ritual of the NCAA basketball tournament -- colloquially known as "March Madness" -- begins once again. Online, a similar, high-stakes rite commences once more too: gambling by fans on the outcome ...

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Study: RFID tags are virus vulnerable

Computer experts at an international conference in Italy say they've determined radio frequency identification technology is virus vulnerable.

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Utah teen named top high school scientist

The Intel Corp. has awarded 18-year-old Shannon Babb of Highland, Utah, a $100,000 scholarship for winning first place in the Intel Science Talent Search.

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Trojan-horse developers confess

An Israeli couple, Ruth and Michael Haefrati, confessed in Tel Aviv District Court Tuesday to developing the Trojan-horse spyware program.

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