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Murdoch's News Corp. unlikely to be in Yahoo deal

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said his media conglomerate is "very unlikely" to be a part of any deal for Yahoo Inc., scuttling talk that Microsoft Corp. was...

FCC chief hopes Comcast sanction serves as warning

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A recommendation to punish Comcast Corp. for blocking subscribers' Internet traffic should serve as a warning to other service providers, the nation's top telecommunications regulator said Friday.

Researchers Detect Fake Art From Originals

10 years ago from Science Daily

As museums continue to digitize their art collections, it becomes increasingly easier for paintings to be forged. Scientists are now working on a digital system to help detect original works...

Calif. Pol Says Gas Prizes Could Help Fuel Lottery

10 years ago from Live Science

A California state senator hopes to pump up the lottery's coffers by expanding prize offerings to include free gas.

Lab technologist praises pathologist at cancer inquiry

10 years ago from CBC: Health

The pathologist who first flagged problems at Eastern Health did his best to train lab technologists, the Cameron inquiry heard Wednesday.

Prescription For Drug Danger Online

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A new study released shows how the Internet has become an uncontrolled marketplace for what are supposed to be tightly controlled drugs. You don't need a prescription - just a...

Flickr turns to Getty to sell amateur photos

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Flickr, a popular online photo-sharing site owned by Yahoo Inc., is teaming up with Getty Images to offer shutterbugs a chance to turn their hobby into a...

Sustaining iPhone's "Cool Factor" Not Easy

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

To sustain its momentum and keep fickle consumers and Wall Street happy, Apple needs a dramatic second act with the next generation of iPhones, which roll out with faster Internet...

AOL: Fee up 20 pct for some plans with phone help

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- If you're still paying for AOL, your bill may be going up 20 percent this month. AOL's cheapest dial-up Internet access plan is going from $9.99 to...

Review: Wi-Fi radios bring the world home

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- What are you going to listen to? Norway's 24-hour folk music channel Allttid Folkemusikk? The public hearings of the California Integrated Waste Management Board? Radio Banadir -...

New Technology Paves Way for Visually Impaired Internet Users to Improve Website Accessibility

10 years ago from Physorg

IBM today previewed a unique Social Accessibility collaboration software, developed by IBM Research, which allows Internet users to improve Web accessibility, particularly for those who are visually impaired.

UC San Diego Unveils Highest Resolution Scientific Display System in the World

10 years ago from Physorg

As the size of complex scientific data sets grows exponentially, so does the need for scientists to explore the data visually and collaboratively in ultra-high resolution environments. To that end,...

John Templeton, Philanthropist of Science and Religion, Dead at 95 [News]

10 years ago from Scientific American

Sir John M. Templeton, a billionaire investor and philanthropist who poured hundreds of millions of dollars into efforts to reconcile science and religion, died of pneumonia yesterday in the Bahamas....

US, Europe, Australia unite on drug inspections

10 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with the globalization of drug production, the United States is joining with Europe and Australia to inspect factories in countries like China...

Hitachi Delivers New Power-Efficient Terabyte Hard Drive

10 years ago from Physorg

Hitachi Global Storage has announced today the Deskstar 7K1000.B, the world`s most energy-efficient 7,200 RPM one terabyte (1TB) hard drive.

Artificial intelligence takes home the pot at the poker table

10 years ago from Physorg

Last weekend, the best man at the table was a machine. Polaris, the University of Alberta poker playing computer program, took on professional players in Las Vegas and came out...

New Method Identifies Genes Affecting Health In Fraction Of A Second

10 years ago from Science Daily

A new tool which makes it possible to extract information about an individual's health from genotypes in a fraction of a second, has just been developed.

Canada recalls Ratio-brand morphine tabs

10 years ago from UPI

OTTAWA, July 9 (UPI) -- Health Canada is warning consumers not to use Ratio-brand morphine SR tablets in 15 milligram, 30 mg and 60 mg formats because of...

When there's no room to grow

10 years ago from News @ Nature

To maintain profits in the face of rising development costs and slow drug pipelines, big pharmaceutical firms are trying to cut back. Heidi Ledford examines how GlaxoSmithKline has tried to...

A Perspective on 3-D Visual Illusions [Mind Matters]

10 years ago from Scientific American

This is the second article in a new Mind Matters series on the neuroscience behind visual illusions. How could we have missed it? Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of visual scientists, psychologists, neuroscientists,...

Improved Tsunami Early Warning With New Software System

10 years ago from Science Daily

After completing their simulation component in the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System, tsunami modeling scientists have presented a new software system for warning of tsunami events with the potential for...

EU blue card will deepen Africa's health skills deficit

10 years ago from SciDev

The EU's 'Blue Card' could rob Africa of its highly-skilled workers and reverse gains made in fighting poverty and poor health, says Peter Ngatia.

Ducks limited on prairies, survey finds

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A survey done by the Canadian and U.S. wildlife services shows the number of breeding ducks on the prairies of the two countries fell nine per cent to 37.3 million...

Coboss-brand candy bars recalled in Canada

10 years ago from UPI

KITCHENER, Ontario, July 9 (UPI) -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the recall of Coboss-brand No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate Candy due to a labeling error.

Yang accuses Microsoft of trying to destabilize Yahoo: report

10 years ago from Physorg

Yahoo founder and chief executive Jerry Yang accused Microsoft of trying to destabilize Yahoo with no genuine intent to buy the company, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Hydrogen refuel station unveiled

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

UK firm offers greener way to drive and a home-brewed refuel station to keep the hybrid car going.

How Jungle Rot Could Power the Future

10 years ago from Live Science

The genetics of "jungle rot" may hold the key to more economical biofuel in the near future.

Funding secured for observatory

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

One of the world's most advanced observatories will continue to play a major part in space exploration as its funding is secured.