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 ...

dateJul 25, 2006 in Astronomy
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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.

dateJul 25, 2006 in
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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.

dateJul 25, 2006 in
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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 ...

dateJul 25, 2006 in Business
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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 ...

dateJul 25, 2006 in Internet
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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, ...

dateJul 25, 2006 in Consumer & Gadgets
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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 ...

dateJul 25, 2006 in Business
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