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 ...

Nov 28, 2005
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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 ...

Nov 28, 2005
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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.

Nov 28, 2005
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U.N. climate change talks open in Montreal

Formal U.N. talks started Monday in Montreal, Canada, on how to limit emissions of greenhouse gases after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012.

Nov 28, 2005
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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.

Nov 28, 2005
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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 ...

Nov 28, 2005
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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.

Nov 28, 2005
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