Archive: 01/31/2006

EC backs opening Spain wireless market

The European Commission Tuesday gave its blessing to Spain's plan to open up its wireless telephone market to greater competition.

Jan 31, 2006
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Skype's ringtone offer may not be golden

Ringtones are no longer just for mobile phones. Favorite tunes can be used to alert Internet phone network users of incoming calls from now on, too, following the tie-up between Warner Music Group and Voice ...

Jan 31, 2006
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AT&T says Cingular 3G deployment on track

The deployment of Cingular Wireless' 3G wireless network is proceeding on schedule and should be largely complete this year, the head of AT&T said Tuesday.

Jan 31, 2006
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NASA Tests New Breed of Propulsion Engine

NASA engineers have successfully tested a new breed of reaction control engine and propulsion system. Aimed at furthering NASA's space exploration goals, the tests helped investigate the possibility of future space travel ...

Jan 31, 2006
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Words help us see and talk

The language we speak affects half of what we see, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago.

Jan 31, 2006
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Research Reveals Insight into Stability of Thin Films

Just as every snowflake is different from any other, an individual snowball exhibits exceptionally different properties than the thousands of snowflakes that make it up. A group led by Dr. Tai-Chang Chiang ...

Jan 31, 2006
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Stardust placed into hibernation mode

NASA's Stardust spacecraft was placed into hibernation mode yesterday. Stardust successfully returned to Earth samples of a comet via its sample return capsule on Jan. 15. The spacecraft has logged almost seven ...

Jan 31, 2006
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Turbulence yields secrets to 73-year-old experiment

A simple but groundbreaking experiment performed more than 70 years ago finally has been explained by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The solution sheds new light on fluid turbulence -- the last ...

Jan 31, 2006
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Secrets of the Sea Yield Stronger Artificial Bone

The next generation of artificial bone may rely on a few secrets from the sea. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have harnessed the way seawater ...

Jan 31, 2006
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Study: Frankincense may fight some cancers

A Virginia Tech scientist says frankincense oil might be useful in treating malignant melanoma -- an aggressive cancer that attacks humans and equines.

Jan 31, 2006
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Alaska OKs sale of bear hides

For the first time in Alaska's history brown bear hides may be legally sold if taken from a 2,700-square-mile northeastern section of the state.

Jan 31, 2006
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