Archive: 10/31/2005

Motorola launches fully loaded i870

Motorola Monday announced release of its i870, a mobile device that includes a myriad of communications capabilities.

Oct 31, 2005
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Metal-containing compounds show promise as HIV weapon

A molecule consisting of two "cages" of metallic atoms bound to carbon has shown great promise in preliminary tests of becoming a new weapon in the anti-HIV arsenal, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report. The ...

Oct 31, 2005
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Hurricane hazardous waste is collected

The EPA says an estimated 1 million pounds of household hazardous waste has been collected in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Oct 31, 2005
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Telefonica's O2 buyout buoys outlook

Business hopes are high at Telefonica in acquiring O2, a deal that was officially announced Monday after weeks of speculation. The Spanish company, which is the world's fifth-largest telecommunications group in terms of ...

Oct 31, 2005
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Gates: $258 million for malaria research

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given $258 million in malaria research grants. The foundation says malaria kills an estimated 2,000 African children each day and takes the lives of more than 1 million people wor ...

Oct 31, 2005
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British employees resent sick co-workers

Nine out of 10 British workers reportedly resent colleagues who are absent because of illness since it puts them under additional pressure.

Oct 31, 2005
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Scientists develop new analytical method

A multidisciplinary team at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science says it has developed a new analytical method that can trace the lineage of cells. The scientists say they hope their work will lead to answers for such que ...

Oct 31, 2005
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Briefs: Telecoms outsourcing back-office work

Standard & Poor's said Monday telecom companies are outsourcing more of their back-office functions such as billing and developing customer-care technology.

Oct 31, 2005
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Networking: Digital doctors' records

Old-fashioned medical claims processing -- doctors handwriting codes for procedures on hardcopy files -- is gradually being replaced by digital physicians networks, electronic archives that maintain all patients' medical ...

Oct 31, 2005
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Physicists offer new approach to studying antimatter in the lab

What happens when two atoms, each made up of an electron and its antimatter counterpart, called the positron, collide with each other? UC Riverside physicists are able to see for the first time in the laboratory that these ...

Oct 31, 2005
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Spirit In Kansas

Spirit drove to an outcrop informally named "Kansas" to prepare for a series of robotic arm activities on a target called "Kestrel."

Oct 31, 2005
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