Archive: 11/18/2005

Nobel Prize winner Henry Taube dies at 89

Nobel Prize winner Henry Taube, who described how electrons hop between molecules during chemical reactions, has died at age 89. He died Wednesday at his home on the campus of Stanford University, where he had taught since ...

Nov 18, 2005
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Overfishing may lead to tuna extinction

Some scientists fear the bluefin tuna, Japan's unofficial national dish, is being caught in such numbers its commercial extinction is looming.

Nov 18, 2005
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Online bill paying on the increase

More than half of U.S. online households pay at least one bill online, according to a survey by CheckFree.

Nov 18, 2005
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Wireless World: Mobile game 'communities' emerge

Mobile-game providers are now deploying technology to create wireless "gaming communities," where players can interact with each other, all from their mobile phone, a promising telecom phenomenon that may make a $1 billion ...

Nov 18, 2005
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Globe Talk: Love it or hate it, VoIP is a must

Since eBay announced its decision to buy out Luxembourg-based Skype for $2.3 billion two months ago, it has become clear that Voice over Internet Protocol is not only here to stay, but that it has considerable potential to ...

Nov 18, 2005
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There was no such thing as hell on Earth

New Australian National University research is set to radically overturn the conventional wisdom that early Earth was a hellish planet barren of continents. An international research team led by Professor Mark Harrison of ...

Nov 18, 2005
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Physicists discover keys to improving magnet technology

Permanent magnets are important in a broad variety of commercial technologies, from car starters to alternators for wind power generation to computer hard drives. Researchers at the U.S. DOE's Argonne National Laboratory ...

Nov 18, 2005
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Scientists Discover How to Flip a Molecular Switch

A means for controlling single-molecule switches by engineering their design and surrounding environment has been developed by a research team led by scientists at Penn State, Rice University, and the University ...

Nov 18, 2005
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