Hubble 'weighs' Dog Star's companion

For astronomers, it's always been a source of frustration that the nearest white-dwarf star is buried in the glow of the brightest star in the nighttime sky. This burned-out stellar remnant is a faint companion of the brilliant ...

Magnetic transistor could 'dial in' quantum effects

A team of theoretical and experimental physicists from Rice University is preparing a unique probe in hopes of "dialing in" elusive quantum states called "quantum criticalities." The team is using nanotechnology to create ...

Fissure to Give Birth to New Sea

The Associated Press (AP) has reported the discovery of a fissure that could soon develop into a new ocean basin in the northeast of Ethiopia. The fissure, which has been examined by scientists from Ethiopia, America and ...

Earthlink buys VPN provider New Edge

Earthlink Tuesday agreed to purchase VPN provider New Edge Networks in a move to bolster its presence in business communications.

Texas wind farm plan creates controversy

Controversy swirled in Sarita, Texas, during a public hearing about what would be the first large wind energy project along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Extinction alert issued for 800 species

Conservation and environmental groups have compiled a list of nearly 800 species they say face imminent extinction. Most of the threatened species are found mainly in tropical areas, the BBC reported Tuesday.

Microsoft-MCI deal heats up VoIP market

Microsoft and MCI announced Monday that they will work together to develop a network to allow people to place phone calls from personal computers to virtually any landline phone by using Windows Live software with its Voice ...

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