Archive: 12/06/2009

Report: Bush admin's gas leases too close to parks

(AP) -- Bush administration officials pushed aside the National Park Service and sought to lease public lands for drilling on the borders of Utah's most famous redrock parks during their final days in power, a special report ...

dateJun 12, 2009 in Environment
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US video game sales slide 23 pct in May

(AP) -- U.S. video gamers spent less on games, hardware and accessories in May compared with a year ago, a sign that this year's release schedule couldn't compete with Take Two Interactive's "Grand Theft Auto IV" last spring.

dateJun 12, 2009 in Software
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Publisher warms to Scribd store

(AP) -- The publisher of Stephen King and Chelsea Handler will be selling books through Scribd, the online document-sharing service that the industry has criticized for enabling the downloading of pirated texts.

dateJun 12, 2009 in Internet
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Microsoft to sell Windows minus browser in Europe

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it will make a separate version of the Windows 7 computer operating software for Europe that does not include its Internet Explorer Web browser, as it tries to head off another antitrust ...

dateJun 12, 2009 in Software
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Fingerprints do not improve grip friction

Fingerprints mark us out as individuals and leave telltale signs of our presence on every object that we touch, but what are fingerprints really for? According to Roland Ennos, from the University of Manchester, other primates ...

dateJun 12, 2009 in Evolution
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