Archive: 18/11/2005

Australia to standardize fish names

A research group said Friday it hopes a list of standard fish names in Australia would be nationally accredited by Christmas.

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No new federal funding for Great Lakes

Great Lakes officials said they were stunned when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency put a roadblock for $20 billion in lake improvements. President Bush had called the Great Lakes a "national treasure" and ordered ...

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Pa. bear hunt may set record

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials said this year's black bear season, which opens Monday, is likely to produce some exceptionally large bears.

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Cisco to acquire Scientific Atlanta

Cisco Systems is acquiring video-equipment supplier Scientific Atlanta in a stock transaction worth just under $7 billion. The companies said Friday the deal creates an "end-to-end triple play solution" for carrier networks.

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New report bolsters theory on the ear’s inner amplifier

Two competing theories exist to explain how the human ear amplifies sound. Now, using ear hair cells from a bullfrog, scientists at Rockefeller provide evidence to bolster the theory they proposed in 1998.

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Senate hearing focuses on repairing levees in New Orleans

It is clear that there were multiple causes for the levee failures in New Orleans, but researchers need to gather more data to better understand what they were and how to rebuild properly after the devastation caused by Hurricane ...

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New Motorola V557 Delivers 'Zero-Click' Access to Information

Giving consumers a new way to connect, access information or enjoy in-demand multimedia, Motorola announced the availability of the Motorola V557. The new flip phone is on shelves now at Cingular Wireless, the largest wireless ...

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Polymer gel can block toxic leakage

North Carolina researchers have devised a potentially patentable method to arrest toxic leakages of genetically engineered viruses.

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