Archive: 05/15/2006

Networking: Picking the next Dickens

Charles Dickens serialized his novels -- "Oliver Twist, David Copperfield," amongst others -- in weekly newspapers and monthly magazines before they were published as books. Today, would-be novelists are publishing their ...

dateMay 15, 2006 in Internet
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Sea lions refuse to budge in California

Male sea lions in search of females in Newport Beach, Calif., have refused to let go of their high perches atop boats despite efforts by authorities.

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Rural Net access a new market in India

Taking India to the next level is going to be a major part of the discourse during the World BPO Forum to be held here in September, and rural wireless initiatives are set to steal the show.

dateMay 15, 2006 in Telecom
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A Vast New Map of the Universe

A team of astronomers led by Nikhil Padmanabhan and David Schlegel has published the largest three-dimensional map of the universe ever constructed, a wedge-shaped slice of the cosmos that spans a tenth of ...

dateMay 15, 2006 in Astronomy
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In Search of Crater Chains

As the fragments of shattered comet 73P/Schwassmann Wachmann 3 glide harmlessly past Earth this month in full view of backyard telescopes, onlookers can't help but wonder, what if a comet like that didn't miss, ...

dateMay 15, 2006 in Earth Sciences
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Coffee, black, decaf and a little llama on the side

Three llamas and two camels have provided a way to tell whether your waiter swapped regular coffee for decaf in your after-dinner cup. Using the heat-resistant antibodies these camels and llamas make, researchers at Washington ...

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Cancer is colour-blind

We may look different on the outside, but inside we are all the same - so much has been scientifically proven. Research at the University of Bergen has shown that the pathways that lead to cancer are similar, no matter where ...

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Smell of success for nanobiosensors

Modern-day doctors may soon start using smell to detect the early warning signs of different illnesses thanks to technology that replicates - and improves upon - the human olfactory system thanks to tiny bioelectronic ...

dateMay 15, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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