Apple secrecy fuels iPhone talk in Europe
Earlier Diagnosis And Treatment Of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis In Families Now Possible
Apple Inc. is planning to hold a news conference in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, fuelling speculation the company will announce which telephone companies will distribute the touch-screen iPhone in Europe.
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Google Sponsors Lunar X PRIZE To Create A Space Race For A New Generation
Researchers have found that first-degree relatives (i.e., parents, siblings, children) of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis are more likely to have the biomarker of the disease in their blood. Armed with this new information, physicians could screen and assess first-degree relatives of PBC patients with a simple blood test, enabling them to diagnose and treat more patients before the disease...
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NASA to test tile patch on next mission
The X PRIZE Foundation and Google Inc. announced on September 13 the Google Lunar X PRIZE, a robotic race to the Moon to win a $30 million prize purse. Private companies from around the world will compete to land a privately funded robotic rover on the Moon that is capable of completing several mission objectives, including roaming the lunar surface for at least 500 meters and sending video,...
TV writer high bidder on Vick notes
AP - NASA hopes to test a thermal tile patch on the next space shuttle mission that could have been used to fix the gouge that was carved into the bottom of Endeavour during last month's...
Ben Goldacre: Stick to sugar pills and avoid the hard stuff
AP - A television writer and producer paid $10,200 for what an animal rights group said are notes from football star Michael Vick's speech apologizing for a dogfighting scandal.
Japan launches biggest moon mission since Apollo landings
Ben Goldacre: Homeopaths would be fine, if they could just shut up about serious stuff, like Aids, or malaria, or MMR.
Doctors: Protocol Key to Helping Players
Japan moved a step closer yesterday to sending someone to the moon by successfully launching the biggest lunar mission since the US Apollo flights.
Chinese Writer Wins Copyright Suit
(AP) -- Winston Moss was still wearing his pads when he went in for the CT scan. The Seattle Seahawks linebacker suffered a neck fracture during a road game in Baltimore in 1997, and the Ravens medical staff's emergency protocol ensured that that he quickly received the proper treatment.
Famed '$100 Laptop' Now $188
(AP) -- A Chinese court ordered Sohu.com to compensate a script writer for lost income after the Web site sold romantic mobile phone messages he wrote without paying him, the writer and his lawyer said Friday.
Sheet of carbon atoms acts like a billiard table, physicists find
(AP) -- The vaunted "$100 laptop" that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers dreamed up for international schoolchildren is becoming a slightly more distant concept.
Germany approves plan for TV on phones
A game of billiards may never get smaller than this. Physicists at UC Riverside have demonstrated that graphene - a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in hexagonal rings - can act as an atomic-scale billiard table, with electric charges acting as billiard balls.
Japan's Daihatsu Motor touts new fuel cell technology
German anti-monopoly authorities on Friday approved plans by mobile phone operators T-Mobile, O2 and Vodafone to create a joint technical platform to bring television to mobile phones.
Daihatsu Motor Co., a unit of the Japanese auto giant Toyota Motor, said Friday it has developed a new fuel cell technology that eliminates the need for platinum.
FRIDAY 14. SEPTEMBER 2007
Warming opens Northwest Passage
S. Africa to return gorillas to Cameroon
A fabled Arctic shipping route from the Atlantic to Pacific is now open due to ice loss, Europe's space agency says.
N.Y. looks to showcase 2 'diving trails'
AP - Four gorillas at the center of a five-year international tussle will finally return to Cameroon at the end of November, the South African government said...
Different HIV Rates Among Gay Men And Straight People Not Fully Explained By Sexual Behavior
AP - A half-mile offshore, 25 feet below the surface of Lake Ontario, the hull of the David B. Mills lies wrecked in three large sections, broken apart after a violent October storm 88 years ago after running aground on Ford Shoals.
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Physicists Pin Down Spin Of Surface Atoms
Differences in sexual behaviours do not fully explain why the US HIV epidemic affects gay men so much more than straight men and women, claims research published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. In 2005, over half of new HIV infections diagnosed in the US were among gay men, and up to one in five gay men living in cities is thought to be HIV positive.
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Agency hopes to restore wildlife habitat
Physicists have successfully measured the atomic spin of an isolated atom, one of the necessary steps on the road to quantum computers and spintronics devices. Using a scanning tunneling microscope with a spin-polarized tip, they mapped the surface topography and the surface energy levels to determine the spin of adatoms, the first time this has been measured directly.
Customer data hacked from TD Ameritrade database
AP - On the Mississippi River, below the verdant bluffs that mark the far southern Minnesota-Wisconsin line, the federal government is waging a multi-million dollar campaign against the elements.
NASA studies recycling astronaut waste water
Online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding said Friday that it has eliminated unauthorized computer code that allowed hackers to get access to a company database.
Correction: Pipeline explosions story
NASA scientists are testing water treatment technology that would allow astronauts to convert both sweat and urine into drinkable water.
Chew on this: Scientists invent non-stick gum
AP - In an Sept. 11 story about rebel attacks on natural gas and oil pipelines, The Associated Press reported erroneously that The Hershey Co. was among a dozen companies forced to suspend or scale back Mexican operations for lack of natural gas. Hershey says its operations weren't affected by the attacks. The error first appeared in July 11-15 stories from Mexico City about the gas pipelines.
Japan Shoots for the Moon
Scientists said Friday they have invented a non-stick chewing gum that can be easily removed from shoes, sidewalks and the underside of classroom desks.
U.S. Cities Facing More Bad Air Days
The country's first lunar orbiter successfully blasts into space.
Ten cities are expected to experience higher levels of ground-level ozone.