Archive: 05/26/2006

China, India winning the piracy war

Although software piracy refuses to go down globally and even continues to thrive in the rest of Asia, efforts by China and India to fight their computer users' desire for using stolen software are yielding positive results ...

May 26, 2006
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Booming business for call centers

With a booming call-center business in India, technology companies are focusing on complying with U.S. rules for offshore dialing and are finding themselves expanding into other countries -- kick-starting a new era in call-center ...

May 26, 2006
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Wireless World: A marketing malfunction?

The music industry's latest lawsuit -- this time against XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. over its new player -- is generating a lot of poor publicity. Still, experts tell UPI's Wireless World the recording business probably ...

May 26, 2006
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Globe Talk: Intel's WiMax push

From being able to go online at the local Starbucks to surfing the World Wide Web from an airport, there's no denying that once you get connected wirelessly, there's no going back.

May 26, 2006
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Highlands and mare landscapes on the Moon

These two images, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, show the difference between lunar highlands and a mare area from close by.

May 26, 2006
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Mystery shrouds loss of migrant birds

Mystery is surrounding the huge declines of birds that migrate thousands of miles from Africa to the UK and Europe each spring. Scientists fear that their dwindling numbers – well over 50 per cent down in some cases – ...

May 26, 2006
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Study urges early emphasis on science

What do you want to be when you grow up? Eighth-graders asked this question in 1988 were two to three times more likely to earn science and engineering degrees in college if their answer was a science-related career. The ...

May 26, 2006
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DNA: Bacteria's survival ration

The ubiquitous bacteria E. coli rank among nature's most successful species for lots of reasons, to which biologists at the University of Southern California have added another: in a pinch, E. coli can feast on the DNA of ...

May 26, 2006
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