Archive: 07/25/2006

New Picture of Quasar Emerges

In the distant, young universe, quasars shine with a brilliance unmatched by anything in the local cosmos. Although they appear starlike in optical telescopes, quasars are actually the bright centers of galaxies ...

Jul 25, 2006
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Cuts in antibacterial soap use sought

Officials in Cook County, Ill., have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the widespread use of antibacterial agents in soaps.

Jul 25, 2006
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Giant ocean sunfish seen off Cornish coast

An aerial survey has reportedly detected a sudden influx of the world's largest bony fish -- the giant ocean sunfish -- into Cornwall's coastal waters.

Jul 25, 2006
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Vodafone's CEO survives -- for now

Vodafone hasn't shied away from making its grievances over personnel matters very public, but the world's biggest mobile carrier group Tuesday continued to air its dirty laundry out in the open at its latest ...

Jul 25, 2006
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Cassini finds evidence for hydrocarbon lakes on Titan

The Cassini spacecraft, using its radar system, has discovered very strong evidence for hydrocarbon lakes on Titan. Dark patches, which resemble terrestrial lakes, seem to be sprinkled all over the high latitudes ...

Jul 25, 2006
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New search engine to track down viruses

The hundreds of thousands of computer users whose PCs have been torn asunder by viruses could now have a new weapon in their arsenal against online attacks. A new search engine has been launched that will exclusively hunt ...

Jul 25, 2006
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Hawking critiques EU stem cell decision

Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking is criticizing a stem cell research funding ruling by the European Union as a "fudge."

Jul 25, 2006
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Cellphone 'bells and whistles' confusing

It used to be the case that only the die-hard Luddites scorned cell phones, preferring something simpler and less technological to stay in contact. Now, according to a recent report from Neena Buck at StrategyAnalytics, ...

Jul 25, 2006
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Analysis: High hopes for AMD's ATI buyout

Intel still dominates the chip market, but Advanced Micro Devices is slowly trying to chip at the monolith's dominance, with some success. What's more, AMD's latest decision to buy out a Canadian technology group might shrink ...

Jul 25, 2006
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