Archive: 12/27/2005

Pioneer to Ship PC-Based Blu-ray Disc Drive in Q1 2006

Pioneer Electronics today announced one of the industry’s first Blu-ray Disc computer drives. The new BDR-101A will utilize shorter wavelength blue lasers in order to store up to 25 gigabytes of information ...

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Novel anti-virus for handhelds from India

Imagine anti-virus software for handhelds that's less than the size of a typical PowerPoint file, needs no yearly subscription, yet it can protect mobile phones, PDAs, iPods or any other smart devices from not only known ...

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Dwarfs assimilated in ancient Egypt

Dwarfs in ancient Egypt were assimilated into daily life and their condition was not seen as a physical handicap, says a U.S. scientist.

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Tsunami reef damage recovering

A year after the killer tsunami ravaged regions of Southeast Asia, scientists have documented the recovery of tsunami-affected coral reefs.

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Politics took a back seat on blogs in 2005

A year-end review of the blogosphere by Intelliseek's BlogPulse.com finds less politics and more variety of almost every other kind in blog content.

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Researcher finds neuron growth in adult brain

Despite the prevailing belief that adult brain cells don't grow, a researcher at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory reports in the Dec. 27 issue of Public Library of Science (PLoS) Biology that ...

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Many in West fear wolf reintroduction

Some 900 wolves roam Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado thanks to a federal program that reintroduced and protected the wolf in the West.

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Washington proposes nuclear reprocessing

Radioactive waste reprocessing from U.S. nuclear power plants, which has never worked in the United States, is being proposed in Washington.

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Smart polymer helps surgeons

A German researcher has created a "smart" polymer surgeons can use to close stitches from inside the body of a patient.

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