Archive: 20/04/2009

Software giant Oracle buys Java whizz Sun

Business software giant Oracle announced Monday it was buying Sun Microsystems and its Java programming language for 7.4 billion dollars after IBM abandoned its bid for the struggling tech company.

dateApr 20, 2009 in Business
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Bridging the gap in nanoantennas

In a recent publication in Nature Photonics, a joint team of researchers at CIC nanoGUNE, Donostia International Physics Center DIPC, Centro de Física de Materiales of CSIC/UPV-EHU in San Sebastian (Spain), Harvard ...

dateApr 20, 2009 in Optics & Photonics
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World Digital Library to launch at UNESCO

The World Digital Library, a website offering free access to rare books, maps, manuscripts, films and photographs from across the globe, launches Tuesday at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

dateApr 20, 2009 in Internet
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Tons of released drugs taint US water

(AP) -- U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water - contamination the federal government has consistently ...

dateApr 20, 2009 in Environment
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Washington to get first crack at free mobile TV

(AP) -- Washington will be the first U.S. city to get free digital TV broadcasts for mobile devices like cell phones, laptop computers and in-car entertainment systems, broadcasters were set to announce Monday.

dateApr 20, 2009 in Telecom
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S. Korea acquits blogger of spreading false info

(AP) -- A popular South Korean blogger, who was initially touted as an economic prophet for his dire predictions on the global economy, was cleared Monday of spreading false information in a closely watched case that sparked ...

dateApr 20, 2009 in Internet
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