Privacy concerns over Google book project

Google's ambitious book scanning project, already facing anti-trust scrutiny and awaiting court approval, is also raising concerns among privacy advocates and civil liberties groups.

Huge telescope opens in Spain's Canary Islands

(AP) -- One of the world's most powerful telescopes opened its shutters for the first time Friday to begin exploring faint light from distant parts of the universe. The Gran Telescopio Canarias, a euro130 million ($185 million) ...

New Nanoparticles Could Revolutionize Therapeutic Drug Discovery

Understanding the structure of proteins is a vital first step in developing new drugs, but to date, researchers have had difficulty studying the large number of proteins that are normally embedded in the cell membrane, a ...

Ants more rational than humans

In a study released online on July 22 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, researchers at Arizona State University and Princeton University show that ants can accomplish a task more rationally ...

Server market woes likely to grow as year goes on

It was only a few years ago that the market for computer servers was one of the hottest in the tech sector as large corporations, most notably financial services companies, bulked up on the devices to run their high-end business ...

Hollywood places biggest 3-D bet yet on 'Avatar'

(AP) -- When James Cameron directed his first 3-D film, "Terminator 2: 3-D," for Universal Studios theme parks more than a decade ago, the bulky camera equipment made some shots awkward or impossible.

Hynix Semiconductor's net loss sharply narrows

Hynix Semiconductor Inc., the world's second-largest memory chip maker, said Friday its net loss narrowed sharply in the second quarter as a global supply glut eased.

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