Archive: 11/9/2005

Patent issued for anti-gravity device

The U.S. patent office has reportedly granted a patent for an anti-gravity device -- breaking its rule to reject inventions that defy the laws of physics.

Nov 09, 2005
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Professor sues FSU, wants gift back

The inventor of synthetic Taxol reportedly is suing Florida State University for reneging on a deal to create a research center on molecular recognition.

Nov 09, 2005
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Live phishing shows risk of personal info

Despite all the warnings about giving out personal information, many people still freely give away seemingly innocuous details that can be used to crack their passwords, according to the results of a "live phishing" survey. ...

Nov 09, 2005
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Alphabet stone found near Jerusalem

Archaeologists digging at a site near Jerusalem report finding a stone containing the letters of the Hebrew alphabet in the wall of an ancient building.

Nov 09, 2005
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Report: Strategy changes at Microsoft?

Bill Gates has reportedly agreed that Microsoft could fall behind the technology curve as online services become a leading presence on the Internet.

Nov 09, 2005
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Organised wind chaos on Jupiter

Scientists from the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and the University of California Los Angeles, have now presented a new three-dimensional computer ...

Nov 09, 2005
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U.S. EPA finalizes ozone pollution rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday is has published rules to guide local governments in reducing ozone pollution.

Nov 09, 2005
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Scientist turns tortoises into spies

A Russian scientist has reportedly discovered a way to turn tortoises into biological robots and train them for defense purposes, Russia's NTV news.

Nov 09, 2005
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Brits hunker down amid wireless sales wars

British cell-phone users appear to be increasingly confused and suspicious about their calling plans as they refuse to take advantage of better offers.

Nov 09, 2005
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The Web: 'Wild West' of the Internet

The Wild West ethos that animated the Internet during its first decade of commercial popularity is being tamed through litigation, experts tell United Press International's The Web.

Nov 09, 2005
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Star on the run

Speeding star observed with VLT hints at massive black holeUsing ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have recorded a massive star moving at more than 2.6 million kilometres per hour.

Nov 09, 2005
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STEREO spacecraft arrives at NASA Goddard for final testing

The two Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft arrive at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. on Nov. 9 for major testing as they near completion. Set to launch in Spring ...

Nov 09, 2005
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Red kiwi poised to make a healthy debut

First there was green, then yellow and now red-fleshed kiwifruit. A team of researchers in Italy and New Zealand has found that a newly developed variety of red-fleshed kiwifruit contain anthocyanins, bright red pigments ...

Nov 09, 2005
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