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Google Boosts Corporate E-Mail Service

(AP) -- Google Inc. is sprucing up its corporate e-mail service by adding new security tools and more than doubling the storage capacity of e-mailboxes, underscoring the online search leader's ambition to enlarge its role in the business software market.

Internet telephony pioneers stumble

In spite of its global popularity, Internet telephony (VoIP), which is almost free for users, has not become a gold mine for its pioneers such as Skype and Vonage.

Scientists Amazed at Fish Tag Journey

(AP) -- In 2005, a 2.9-inch steelhead left a Washington state hatchery in 2005 with a tiny implanted electronic tag. In April, Maori hunter Dale Whaitiri on Big Moggy Island off Southern New Zealand killed a young sooty shearwater chick, and found the tag.

Carbon dioxide triggers inborn distress

PLoS ONE publishes a study showing that inhalation of carbon dioxide (CO2) triggers emotional distress and a panic response in healthy individuals. The findings of the study posit panic as an inborn survival-oriented response. The results may be relevant for a better understanding and the further prevention of emotional disorders.

Drug has ability to cure type of leukemia

In people with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), the drug Imatinib has been shown to drive cancer into remission, but the disease often returns when treatment is stopped. New research by UC Irvine scientists indicates that Imatinib could cure CML under certain circumstances if it is taken over a long enough period of time.

E-Mail Attackers Target Corporate Execs

(AP) -- During a two-hour period on June 24, something unusual and a bit worrying turned up in e-mail security firm MessageLabs Inc.'s filters: 514 messages tailored to senior executives of corporate clients that contained malicious programs designed to steal sensitive company data.

HD DVD to Launch Online Shopping Feature

(AP) -- Just watched "Evan Almighty"? Did its environmental message make you want to buy ecologically sound toilet paper? Well, now you can get instant gratification - if you watched the movie on an HD DVD player and are willing to give the remote a workout.

How basil gets its zing

The blend of aromatic essential oils that gives fresh basil leaves their characteristic warm and sweet aroma is well characterized but not much is known about the enzymatic machinery manufacturing the odiferous mix. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of Michigan followed their noses and solved part of the molecular puzzle.

Microsoft Shows Off New Zune Players

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. took the wraps off its second-generation Zune digital media players late Tuesday, showing three models that bring the software maker's offerings more in line with Apple's market-leading iPod.

New research into plant colors sheds light on antioxidants

Scientists have made an important advance in understanding the genetic processes that give flowers, leaves and plants their bright colours. The knowledge could lead to a range of benefits, including better understanding of the cancer-fighting properties of plant pigments and new, natural food colourings. The research is highlighted in the new issue of Business from the Biotechnology and Biological...

Stopping atoms

With atoms and molecules in a gas moving at thousands of kilometres per hour, physicists have long sought a way to slow them down to a few kilometres per hour to trap them.

Agency Studies Restoration at Ind. Lake

(AP) -- Restoration could begin soon on the ecosystem of a northwestern Indiana lake that has been polluted for decades with sewage and stormwater filled with fertilizer from farm fields.

Dead Whale Washes Back to Calif. Shore

(AP) -- Getting rid of a dead blue whale is proving no easy feat. More than a week after a 70-foot whale carcass was hauled out to sea, the creature's putrid remains washed back to shore.

EBay Warns Buyers, Sellers of Recalls

(AP) -- EBay Inc. said Tuesday it is sending notices to sellers hawking recalled items, warning that they could be kicked off the Web site and may have to forfeit their fees.

Nanotechnology: not just for geeks

Say “nanotechnology,” and geeks imagine iPhones, laptops and flash drives. But more than 60 percent of the 580 products in a newly updated inventory of nanotechnology consumer products are such “un-geeky” items as tennis racquets, clothing, and health products.

Toshiba Gadget Reads Hand As Remote

(AP) -- You won't have to grope around for the remote anymore if Toshiba's latest technology makes it to your living room: It lets you control a DVD player with hand motions - without touching a clicker or keyboard.