Archive: 11/28/2005

Swisscom's Irish flap worries analysts

Eircom may want to hold off from celebrating in finding a potential buyer, as the Swiss authorities are making it increasingly difficult for Swisscom to buy out a foreign competitor. Yet the company with the most to lose ...

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Precision breakthrough: the world's smallest hole drilled

Experts at Cardiff University have developed machinery so sophisticated that they can drill a hole narrower than a human hair. Such precision has potentially major benefits in medical and electronic engineering. The experts at ...

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Evolution fight flares at UC-Berkeley

A civil lawsuit has been filed against operators of a University of California-Berkeley Web site that's designed to help instructors teach evolution.

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Rural phone penetration rising in China

China's Ministry of Information Industry said Sunday that the telephone penetration rate in the countryside had reached 96 percent, state-run media reported.

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Snapshots at the Atomic Border

Semiconductor technology has long existed at the nanoscale; circuits in computer chips are nowadays only a few dozen nanometres wide. In order to manufacture chips optimally, we need a comprehensive understanding ...

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The mystery of the missing sea nymph – solved!

A four-year study into the mysterious and rapid decline of Adelaide's coastal seagrass species – mainly Amphibolis (commonly known as 'sea nymph' or 'wire weed') and Posidonia – is close to completion.

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