Archive: 27/07/2005

AOL testing mobile search services

America Online Inc.announced Wednesday that it is testing a suite of new mobile search services. Once launched the service will give mobile-phone users access to AOL's Pinpoint, Shopping Search and Yellow Pages.Now available ...

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Inventor builds human-looking android

Japanese scientists have unveiled the most human-looking robot yet devised -- a "female" called Repliee Q1, the BBC reported Wednesday.

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UniS scientists to investigate the secrets of the universe

The Nuclear Physics Group at the University of Surrey has been awarded a large scale grant worth almost half a million pounds (£483k) from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)) to synthesise ...

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Amazon River Cycles Carbon Faster than Thought

The rivers of South America's Amazon basin are "breathing" far harder - and cycling the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide far faster - than anyone realized. Most of the carbon being exhaled as carbon dioxide from Amazonian rivers ...

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NASA's Goes-N Satellite Ready for Launch

NASA announced the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-N (GOES-N) is ready to launch. The GOES-N launch window is from 6:23 to 7:01 p.m. EDT, Friday, July 29, 2005. Liftoff is from Space Launch Complex 37, Cape ...

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IBM to Introduce a New Class of Open Virtualization

As part of its new systems strategy, IBM today introduced a standards-based virtualization platform that will allow customers to pool, manage and optimize their IT resources across a variety of servers, networking and storage ...

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Daylight time: Gimmick or good idea?

Daylight saving time stirs controversy: supporters claim it saves energy, opponents say it disrupts international travel and is dangerous for children.

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The unfolding space telescope

A novel suitcase-sized telescope could revolutionise the way we see the Earth and other planets. ESA has supported the work of a group of students in developing the Dobson Space Telescope, being tested this month aboard ESA's ...

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