Archive: 10/08/2005

The Web: Founder sales flourishing

During the late 1990s and into 2000, every Internet entrepreneur had the same dream: Start an online company and launch an Initial Public Offering on Wall Street a year or two later, becoming fabulously wealthy in the process. ...

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First triple asteroid system found

One of the thousands of asteroids orbiting the sun has been found to have a mini planetary system of its own. University of California, Berkeley, assistant research astronomer Franck Marchis and his colleagues at the Observatoire ...

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Comprehensive Database of Computer Vulnerabilities Now Available

Cyber attackers are constantly scanning the Internet looking for vulnerabilities in computer systems that will enable them to take control and use the systems for illegal or unethical activities such as identity theft, industrial ...

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NIST Demonstrates Better Memory with Quantum Computer Bits

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used charged atoms (ions) to demonstrate a quantum physics version of computer memory lasting longer than 10 seconds—more than 100,000 times longer ...

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Midsummer's Dream Galaxies

What does the galaxy in which we live look like? It is almost certain that we will never be able to send a probe out of our Milky Way to take a snapshot, in the same way as the first satellites could do to give us striking ...

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Inter-vehicle communications may save lives

Emerging wireless technologies for vehicle-to-vehicle communication promise to dramatically reduce fatal roadway accidents by providing early warnings to motorists. As well as improving road safety, such technologies will ...

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Our Galaxy may be bigger than we thought

Our Galaxy could be a lot bigger than we thought. That’s the conclusion of team of astronomers that’s found whole new ‘suburbs’ of stars in another galaxy.

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Fastnet yacht runs faster with space technology

Space has come down to Earth for this week's legendary Fastnet regatta. Competitor Marc Thiercelin's 20-metre Pro-Form yacht boasts lighter batteries, more efficient solar cells and advanced energy management systems - all ...

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China Expected To Launch Lunar Probe Satellite In 2007

China is expected to launch its first ever lunar probe satellite in 2007, given that the country's moon exploration project has so far been proceeding smoothly, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation ...

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Biblical pool discovered in Jerusalem

Sewer workers in Jerusalem have reportedly discovered the biblical Pool of Siloam -- an ancient gathering place for Jews and a holy Christian site.

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