Archive: 01/29/2010

Nintendo chief unimpressed with Apple's iPad

(AP) -- Nintendo's president shrugged off the just unveiled iPad tablet computer from Apple as delivering "no surprises," and displayed as little enthusiasm for 3-D technology and high-definition upgrades ...

dateJan 29, 2010 in Business
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Japan's Fujitsu says it made first 'iPad'

Apple's new tablet PC is not the first product to be called the "iPad". Japan's Fujitsu says it launched one years ago, and the name has also been used for small engines and even bra inserts.

dateJan 29, 2010 in Business
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Is calling E.T. a smart move?

In 2008, NASA beamed the Beatles song "Across the Universe" into deep space, sending a message of peace to any extraterrestrial who happens to be in the region of Polaris, also called the North Star, in 2439.

dateJan 29, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Smokers at risk from their own 'second-hand' smoke

It is well known that smokers damage their health by directly inhaling cigarette smoke. Now, research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health has shown that they are at additional risk from b ...

dateJan 29, 2010 in Health
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Grape growing, fish protection clash in California

(AP) -- Grape growers in Northern California's cool, fertile Sonoma County wine region are stomping mad at a new plan to limit the amount of water vineyards can pump from local rivers and streams to protect crops from frost ...

dateJan 29, 2010 in Environment
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13 countries craft plan to save tigers

(AP) -- More than a dozen Asian nations aim to double the numbers of wild tigers by 2022 and prohibit the building of roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects that could harm their habitats.

dateJan 29, 2010 in Ecology
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