Archive: 06/22/2005

Sony shareholders approve Howard Stringer as new CEO

Sony shareholders Wednesday approved making Welsh-born former television journalist Howard Stringer the iconic Japanese company's first foreign CEO as the electronics giant struggles to preserve an edge.

Jun 22, 2005
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TOP500: IBM Dominates Global Supercomputing

In what has become a closely watched event in the world of high-performance computing, the 25th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers was released today at the 20th International Supercomputing ...

Jun 22, 2005
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Early mammal could bite like a snake

A small mammal that lived around 60 million years ago had poisonous fangs that enabled it to bite like a snake, the first time that an extinct mammal species has been found with this capacity, a new study says.

Jun 22, 2005
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AMD introduces new AMD Turion ML-40

AMD today introduced a new level of performance for highly mobile business professionals with AMD Turion 64 mobile technology model ML-40, the latest addition to AMD’s popular 64-bit processor family optimized for ...

Jun 22, 2005
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No promise of space station completion

The new head of the U.S. space agency says scientists are still working to determine the final shape of the proposed International Space Station.

Jun 22, 2005
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Electronic connectivity isn't all that great, warns computer guru

"Although sophisticated electronics gadgets are making the world appear smaller, distance should not die," said computer guru Darl Kolb earlier this week at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Kolb, a visiting professor ...

Jun 22, 2005
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The Making and Breaking of Microtubules

Microtubules are active protein polymers critical to the structure and function of cells and the process of cell division. In a living cell their growing ends constantly elongate and retreat in a thrashing ...

Jun 22, 2005
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Hummingbird flight an evolutionary marvel

Humans with an appreciation of beauty may have marveled for millennia at the artistry of a darting hummingbird, but scientists announced today that for the first time they can more fully explain how a hummingbird ...

Jun 22, 2005
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Dust belt around nearby star clear sign of exoplanet

Astronomers zooming in on a nearby star with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered unmistakable evidence of a planetary system: a perturbed dusty belt around the star that's analogous to the vast Kuiper ...

Jun 22, 2005
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Buckyball aggregates are soluble, antibacterial

Research offers clues about C60 behavior in natural environments In some of the first research to probe how buckyballs will interact with natural ecosystems, Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnol ...

Jun 22, 2005
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