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SC: 14/06 Microsoft releases 12 updates for Windows in June patching cycle As expected, Microsoft has released some 12 security patches for Windows PCs today; these include updates for Windows Defender (the anti-spyware system), Windows itself, Windows Media Player, and Microsoft Office if you have that installed ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on June 13, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..

Qld New Professionalism Program A 'New Professionalism' program for teachers, teacher aides, principals, managers, therapists, and administrators has been established by the Queensland Department of Education and the Arts. A range of scholarships and grants are being offered to allow employees to continue their individual development of understandings and skills that are essential to providing a quality public education system that delivers opportunities for all Queensland students. From EdNA Online on June 13, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..

Spotting Pirated Nintendo DS Carts Bootleg Nintendo DS games have been sighted, threatening to flood eBay and used game stores with counterfeit carts soon. Look out for these tell-tale signs and make sure you don't get scammed into buying a poorly-manufactured, unstable game. From on June 13, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..

Poll: 1 In 5 Teens Use Web To Cheat "The survey found that 24 percent of the boys and 14 percent of the girls said they had done so at least once. The actual number of teens who behave in this fashion could well be higher. " From on June 13, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..

Judging Apple Sweatshop Charge "According to the report, Foxconn's giant Longhua plant employs 200,000 workers, who work 15-hour days but are paid just $50 a month -- miserable even by China's standards. It claims they work and live in the plant, in dormitories housing 100 people, and outside visitors are forbidden." From on June 13, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..

Making of Frodo in Photoshop Hope all of you remember frodo in the movie "Lord of the Rings" if yes, then read the making of frodo from that inspirational movie. From on June 13, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..

Active Matrix OLED Display from Toppan "Toppan officially announced that they successfully developed a 5.5" 400x234 "Active Matrix OLED" Screen." From on June 13, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..

More Sources say Wii Out before PS3 On top of everything else, this week industry sources have relayed that - in something of a surprise attack -- "Nintendo is planning to launch Wii before PlayStation 3." The latest word jives with publisher release calendars, whose Wii titles are scheduled in many cases for a mid-to-late October debut or, in some cases, very early November. From on June 13, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..

Arctic expedition will investigate alien-like glacier A scientific expedition to a remote glacier field in Canada's High Arctic may help researchers unlock the secrets about the beginning of life and provide insights for future exploration of our solar system. From on June 13, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..

Homeland Security accepts fake ID information used by retired cop to enter -->place of birth as "Tijuana, B.C." -->address as "123 Fraud Blvd." thats funny From on June 13, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..

Watercooled Motherboard from Asus "Asus has managed to find a cooling solution for its next generation high-end motherboards, using a very small integrated pump and water reservior. The rather large radiator also works as a heatsink for the MOSFETs, which are part of the power regulation on the motherboard and generally get very hot." From on June 13, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..

Toyota launches hybrid minivan in Japan The 7-seat minivan gets 47 mpg US in the Japanese test and exceeds Japanese fuel economy standards for 2010. Can be had in 4x4 with two electric motors of 105 kilowatts and 50 kilowatts. Stars around $31k. From on June 13, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..

Washington Net Neutrality Reporting Full of Lies Two separate editorials from DC newspapers both oppose net neutrality efforts -- and yet, both seem to be filled with outright lies or misleading half-truths. From on June 13, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..

The Most Amazing Birdsong Ever (VIDEO) The male Lyrebird impresses mates by imitating chainsaws, car alarms, camera shutters, and other sounds of the forest. From on June 13, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..

Google Earth & Warcraft 3 running on a Multi-User Table Top Display Very cool video of Google Earth and Warcraft 3 running on a large multi-user table top display From digg on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Backs to the Future New analysis of the language and gesture of South America's indigenous Aymara people indicates they have a concept of time opposite to all the world's studied cultures -- so that the past is ahead of them and the future behind. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

*Analyst: Apple Mac market share primed to explode* "Apple's move to Intel processors and its development of Boot Camp could triple its market share in the home markets, according to Needham & Co analyst Charles Wolf." From digg on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Archaeologists find port linking trade between ancient Rome and India Archaeologists working on India's south-west coast believe they may have solved the mystery of the location of a major port which was key to trade between India and the Roman Empire - Muziris, in the modern-day state of Kerala. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

As DVD Sales Slow, Hollywood Hunts for a New Cash Cow "After more than half a decade as Hollywood's savior, the DVD is looking a little tired — and the movie studios, for once, are having trouble coming up with a sequel." From digg on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

MP3 Recording: Trying to cancel AOL Here's a recording I did of a conversation between myself and AOL while trying to cancel an account I no longer needed. It was old, and I hadn't used it in a REALLY long time, I just never got around to cancelling it. Enjoy! From digg on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" 45-degree lean explained For those who've always wondered how it was done.... "Discover the secret behind the 45 degree lean in the Smooth Criminal video and in the live performance. Michael Jackson and two of his costume designers obtained a US patent (US5255452) in 1993 on "Methods and Means for Creating Anti Gravity Illusion". From digg on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 p.m..

End the Digg Effect... In Safari! Forget the Digg effect once and for all! Get links to Dugmirror's cache of each story right on the digg.com homepage... from safari! From digg on June 13, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

How To Get Phone Messages on Your iPod "The iPod phone may be calling, but until Apple answers we'd best make due with what we have. You'd be surprised how phone savvy your iPod is already. In this two part series, we'll explore the iPod's phone skills." From digg on June 13, 2006 at 2:31 p.m..

Judge won't block distribution of Google Earth U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock on Friday denied a preliminary injunction requested by a Virginia-based company called Skyline Software Systems, which alleges that Google Earth violates its terrain-mapping patent. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

How flies walk on ceilings Walking upside-down requires a careful balance of adhesion and weight, and specialized trekking tools to combat the constant tug of gravity. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy Formation "One hundred million years after the Big Bang, giant primordial stars heated, ionized, and pushed the gas around them to form present-day stars and galaxies. And now, for the first time, we can see it happening—in a 3-D simulation." From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Leaking Power Mac G5s (with pic) It seems that the early 2.5 GHz liquid-cooled G5s shipped with Delphi radiators that were problematic. They're leaking green goo! From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Top-10 Google "Onebox" Results We Still Need A “onebox” is an instant result on top of Google’s organic search result such as for weather or (recently added) local time. Blogoscoped's top-10 list that Google should add includes Social Network Profiles, Whois, Chat with Google (yea, right!), instant recipes, and a calorie counter. Includes example screen shots. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Microsoft : Bots a Big Problem for Windows Bots, or "backdoor Trojans," can turn a computer system into a "zombie," meaning a hacker can send remote commands to it and perform a variety of tasks. This can include the spread of malware and sending spam, or using the network of computers to launch cyber attacks. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Pretec Ships Bulletproof USB Flash Drive Pretec Electronics Corp. has started shipping a new ruggedized USB flash drive called the i-Disk BulletProof, which is bulletproof, waterproof and fireproof, according to the company. Capacities range from 32 MB to 2 GB. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Seasons change your body shape Seasonal changes cause fat to shift locations in our body, altering the shape of our figures at certain times of the year, according to a new study. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Ice Age Insects discovered alive and well in Scotland Scientists have discovered two new species of fly in the Scottish mountains. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

AMAZING Collection of Scanning Electron Microscope Pictures This a very cool page on the Iowa State University's website; showcasing tons of pictures of humans, food, bugs, and other objects taken with a Scanning Electron Microscope. These images are fascinating! From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Take-Two's Double Whammy The maker of Grand Theft Auto gets a slap from the feds and a punch to the gut from investors. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Listen to any radio station in the world Almost any radio in the world is available through this website. I am currently listening to a rock station in Iceland. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Robot that Climbs Walls - The City Climber Rover The City Climber rover, being developed by Jizhong Xiao and his team at the City College of New York, uses a vacuum chamber to get vertical. The robot is part of a project that aims to automate mandatory building inspections. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess a Worthy Follow-Up to Ocarina of Time GameDaily's Robert Workman gives us a preview of Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess due this fall on both GameCube and Wii. The article talks mostly about how the Wii-mote provides different gameplay over the GameCube, a few comments on possible graphic differences and how Nintendo stays true to its roots with classic Zelda sounds. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Clothing that kills bacteria Professors at Wilkes University are hoping to design a process that turns ordinary clothing into bacteria-killing apparel by use of nanotechnology. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Hope I die before I get old? A unique new study may contradict the following belief: That the happiest days of people's lives occur when they're young. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Pocket NES Emulator running Mario on Motorola Q! (w/ video) "Wow, what can't this phone do? We've already heard about the Motorola Q allowing users to watch TV through Slingplayer Mobile, and rock the satellite tunes through XM Radio, but the latest video that has popped up on the internet shows the Q running "Pocket NES."" From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Dell Dealing With Past Mistakes "The "direct" sales model of selling computers to consumers via phone and the Internet eliminates the costs of shipping to stores and tracking inventory. But outsiders say that mentality also leads to moves that almost seem designed to put customers last." From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Now you can shop around for Linux distros before installing OSvids.com, a new site launched last week, is a twist on the traditional Linux screenshot gallery. It provides video views of dozens of distributions, giving potential Linux users a glimpse of open source desktops in action. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Intel is now shipping VoIP on a PCI Card Now you can turn any standard phone into a VoIP phone with this PCI card and a PC. No need to buy a special phone for Skype or Gizmo. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

World's 1st Vertical Nanobeam - Cancer Help? The University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre in the UK is working to build the world’s first vertical scanning focused nanobeam which will be used to analyze how radiation affects living cells. The new nanobeam at the IBC will be able to provide data about the radiation sensitivity of tumors and provide individualized treatment options. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Vista: Why You Should Install the 32-bit Version Regardless of Your CPU I too installed vista x64 and couldn't figure out why my audio and network devices would not work. The Vista x64 version only supports properly signed 64-bit drivers--none of which exists for most hardware. The author gives several reasons to avoid the x64 version at this time. Great read. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Tekken with Actual Humans For all those that believe fighters aren't an accurate representation of reality (well, they're not), two marital arts dudes have created a live-action Tekken. The effects might be fake, but the moves ain't. If you're still a naysayer, these guys will kick your ass. For reals. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

RIAA Chief Says Illegal Song-Sharing 'Contained' Nearly a year after the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling against online music file-sharing services, the CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America says unauthorized song swapping has been "contained." From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

How To Make Cufflinks Out Of Ethernet Connectors Mark got invited to a fancy party and couldn't find his cufflinks, so he hacked a pair out of some Ethernet connectors and bits of wire; and thus the crimp-your-own cufflink was born. He's written up his mod in detail for others who want to follow suit. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Linux: Reverse Engineering Wireless Drivers "Following Andrew Morton interview's overview of what will likely be merged into the 2.6.18 kernel story, several developers discussed the legality of the ACX1xx wireless driver." From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Diagnose the cause of a slow running UNIX system The typical UNIX administrator has a key range of utilities, and tricks of the trade he or she uses regularly to aid in the process of keeping their system running smoothly. This study provides examples of how to identify and diagnose the cause of a slow running UNIX system to get your machine back to running properly and quickly. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Race Is On for Next Generation of Nuclear Weapons Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico are locked in an intense competition with rivals at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the San Francisco Bay Area to design the nation's first new nuclear bomb in two decades. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

AOL trying to catch up to Gmail with search-enhanced, IM-linked, webmail. The upgrade includes an improved search tool for finding information in e-mail messages and integration with AOL's photo service. Kind of like Gmail and Google Talk with a little Picasa/Hello thrown in. Only, it's still not free. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Scoring with XXX Games Is sex in the MMORPG universe the next big thing? From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

BBC News introduces realtime 'What's popular now' stats feature! BBC News has introduced a new feature that allows you to see in real-time which stories are most popular with readers, and levels of traffic from across the globe. I want to see more of this on other sites! Link to actual traffic monitor is: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/live_stats/html/map.stm From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Texas Instruments Chip-Making Process to Double Output Per Wafer "TI said on Monday a new manufacturing process will double the number of chips it produces on each silicon wafer, boosting processing speed, cutting power consumption, and helping the company compete with rival Intel. TI said the 45-nanometer chip-making process could lift device speeds by around 30 percent and cut power consumption by 40 percent." From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

NES Controller Cellphone Relive the better days with this NES Controller that has been modified into a cellphone. Everything is original - the buttons and casing. This modification uses a Nokia 3200 radio and electronics. This is probably the only phone I’d ever wear on one of those nerdy hip-holsters. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Om Malik Quits Business 2.0 and Takes Funding Om Malik took funding for his tech site, GigaOM. The news comes from a leaked internal memo from Business 2.0 editor Josh Quittner. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

AMD + ATI: Does it Add Up? "A possible AMD-ATI merger has been the hot topic in tech circles since Computex last week. Ars takes a look at the possible deal from both a technical and a financial perspective, with an eye to what a merger would mean for consumers and the market." From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Hawking says humans must go into space The survival of the human race depends on its ability to find new homes elsewhere in the universe because there's an increasing risk that a disaster will destroy the Earth, world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking said Tuesday. From on June 13, 2006 at 2:14 p.m..

Education Sector Federated Search (NZ) The New Zealand federated search tool returns results from repositories relevant to the education sector. Searches include the National Library of New Zealand catalogues, the New Zealand Encyclopedia (Te Ara), EdNA Online, ABC Online, Culture and Recreation Portal, Picture Australia, VOCED and MERLOT. From EdNA Online on June 13, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sleep (But Were Afraid To Ask) Written by a chronobiologist, this is a detailed guide to human sleep cycles, how to alter them, what they are... From digg on June 13, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

Firefox To Drop Support For Windows 98, Me Mozilla will drop support for the nearly obsolete operating systems when it releases Firefox 3.0 in 2007. Some users criticized the decision. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

Judge denies Bush's request to summarily dismiss anti-wiretapping lawsuit "The ACLU wants the program halted immediately, arguing that it violates the rights to free speech and privacy, and says the government has already publicly revealed enough information about the program for Taylor to find it illegal. The Bush administration wants Taylor to dismiss the lawsuit." From digg on June 13, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

Your DIY 4 GHZ Dual Core Gaming Rig for $720 Who needs a mere 4-GHz of processing power these days? Why not double it up, with a dual-core device while you're at it? Our do it yourself (DIY) project shows how you can build a dual-core CPU PC by buying parts from your friendly neighborhood or online PC component vendor. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..

Victorian Adult Community Education (ACE) Disability Network The Victorian Adult Community Education (ACE) Disability Network is a fully accessible website designed to meet the needs of education and disability providers as well as students with disabilities. The website contains on-line resources, information and up-to-date news and research on adult community education and disability. The website has many design features that make it user friendly and hosts a free noticeboard facility that can be used to publicise events, training, classes and resources. From EdNA Online on June 13, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..

Adult Learners' Week e-Newsletter The first issue of the electronic newsletter for Adult Learners' Week 2006 has been distributed. The newsletter is published by Adult Learning Australia and can be subscribed to by visiting the Adult Learners' Week website at http://www.adultlearnersweek.org/. From EdNA Online on June 13, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..

Share Your Story and Win First, have a look through the Find, Involve and Chill sections of 'the source' website and find a link to information that is or has been relevant to you or an experience you've had. Then tell us about it in 300 words or less and you will have the chance to win huge prizes and be published on 'the source'. The three sections are: Find - information you need to make important life decisions; Involve - information on how to get involved in your community; and Chill - competitions, travel, sport, arts and culture. Winners will be announced on 'the source' on In From EdNA Online on June 13, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..

Images of the Sun taken by the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer As of May, 1999 TRACE has taken over 1.5 million images of various solar features in coordination with SOHO and other solar observatories around the world. Detector degradation has been unexpectedly light providing scientists with the hope of several more years of good seeing. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..

How To Get Full Multimedia Support in Ubuntu This gives Ubuntu desktop users the guidance to enable full multimedia support and playback of popular media codecs and technologies in just 3 steps. Covered: DVD (CSS) movie playback support, OGG / THEORA / AAC / MP3 / WMA / WMV/ DIVX / XVID / MPEG-1/2/4 / QuickTime support, Skype, Flash, RealPlayer, JAVA, and more. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..

Rendr Rendr is a live CSS and HTML rendering tool. It displays what the page would look like as you type, making it great for rapid testing of page designs. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..

Firefox: Make Phone Calls From Your Browser Mozilla the makers of Firefox have created a new plug in for their browser which integrates with the popular open source PBX Asterisk. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..

Junior Landcare Grants Program Through the Mitre 10 Junior Landcare Grants Program, any school or organisation that would like to involve their students in landcare projects, in conjunction with local landcare groups, can apply for grants to assist them with the cost of their projects. The program targets major issues relevant to our natural environment including: energy, waste/recycling, air, biodiversity, water, land. From EdNA Online on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..

GetReel: Design a Drug Ad Competition GetReel is a nationwide competition, developed by Youth Off The Streets and supported by the Sony Foundation Australia, which asks young people aged 10-16 to design a 30 second TV ad targeting youth drug use. Students can work individually or in teams, to develop a message that they think will help reduce drug related harm amongst their peers. Students can create entries in any format they think will catch the eye of their audience, limited only by their imagination! Past entries include videos, storyboards, photo sequences, scripts and even clay animation. Winners and runners-up in each divis From EdNA Online on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..

International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 The International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 will be an intense, internationally coordinated campaign of research that will initiate a new era in polar science. IPY 2007-2008 will include research in both polar regions and recognise the strong links these regions have with the rest of the globe. It aims to educate and involve the public, and to help train the next generation of engineers, scientists, and leaders. From EdNA Online on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community College This college for adult and community education offers courses in a range of disciplines, including some accredited vocational education and training courses. The college has many venues and centres across the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai area. Enrolment is available online. From EdNA Online on June 13, 2006 at 4:31 a.m..

Google Earth 4 Beta Released Less is more, a new UI. The most obvious change is a new and, we think, simpler user interface. Also, for the first time, we support "textured" 3D buildings, meaning the bricks look like real bricks, the glass like real glass, and overall, the world looks more like, well, the real world. Everything is more realistic. Check it out. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Wonder Woman Booted from E3 for being 2 sexy (watch video) getting booted from E3 for not following their (non-existent) media "dress code". This isn't an unusual event in my life, btw...This is just the first time it's been caught on tape!! :) From digg on June 13, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Coca-Cola Codebreakers Two students from the University of Tennessee have begun a project to break the code behind Coca-Cola's bottle-cap rewards program. Submit codes to help break the algorithm used to generate them. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Wisconsin Law Bans Forced RFID Implants "Wisconsin this week will become one of the first states to ban the forcible implantation of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags into humans. The act dictates that no person may force another to have a microchip implanted in his body. Violators face fines of $10,000 each day until the chip is removed." From digg on June 13, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Wikipedia Founder Discourages Academic Use of His Creation Speaking at “The Hyperlinked Society” conference, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he gets about 10 e-mails a week from students complaining that Wikipedia has gotten them into hot water. “They say, ‘Please help me. I got an F on my paper because I cited Wikipedia... “For God sake, you’re in college; don’t cite the encyclopedia.” From digg on June 13, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Awesome Hurricane Simulator Check this out! Very cool but also very depressing. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Verizon To Launch Mobile Chaperone Service... One more reason for your children to HATE you.. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Microsoft is Taking More & More Information In short, Microsoft is admitting to pulling even more information from your PCs -- such as your IP address and date and timestamp data "relating to systems' booting and continued operations." From digg on June 13, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

eBaum Is Back To His Old Tricks "I'd like to thank those with morals who have contacted me to support Albino Blacksheep and our member Alan Becker the author of Animator vs. Animation. As I reported earlier, Alan's copyright has been violated by another website." - AB From digg on June 13, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Smart paper may put lightweight spies in the skies Paper aeroplanes could fly by flapping their wings thanks to smart paper that bends when bathed in an electric field. The material raises the prospect of swarms of tiny lightweight aircraft carrying sensors that act as the eyes and ears of a surveillance network. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Dry Ice Blasting offers faster, environmentally sound way to clean. Dry ice blasting uses compressed air to shoot dry ice pellets to clean in a way similar to sandblasting, but with some major differences. It can clean heavy duty machinery, yet can be gentle enough to clean books. It doesn't require as much disassembly so less down time is needed. From digg on June 13, 2006 at 3:31 a.m..

Time is Right for Major Investment in Repositories Infrastructure, Says Report The research community should be engaged at the highest level to encourage the establishment of repositories in UK education and research, says a report published today. While one third of UK universities have an Open Access repository to house digital content such as research papers, pre-prints, theses, working papers, conference proceedings, teaching materials, etc., most have very little content in them, the report continues. JISC News, 7 Jun 2006 From EdNA Online on June 13, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..

Study on the Economic and Technical Evolution of Scientific Publication Markets in Europe Published by The European Commission, the report documents a study carried out by a consortium led by Mathias Dewatripont of the Universit� Libre de Bruxelles. The study, undertaken by the directorate-general for research, sought to determine the conditions for optimum operation of the scientific sector and to assess how the Commission could help meet those conditions. The report acknowledged that much of the scientific research conducted in Europe is publicly funded and hence recommended that access to such research should be guaranteed. The report contains numerous recommendations. From on June 13, 2006 at 12:37 a.m..

New 'Get A Mac' ads available on Apple's website. Three new ads have appeared on the Apple website that highlight the advantages of owning a mac compared with a windows PC. The ads are entitled "Out of the Box", "Touché" & "Work vs. Home". From on June 13, 2006 at 12:27 a.m..

Google releases SketchUp for Mac OS X Google has also kicked out a Mac OS X version of their recently-purchased SketchUp, a 3D modeling app for the masses. From on June 13, 2006 at 12:27 a.m..

Revamping the Web Browser "Surfing the Web has meant using much the same technology for years. Now startups are working on new ways to navigate the Net." From on June 13, 2006 at 12:27 a.m..

NASA's Future is in Discovery's Hands "After another yearlong suspension of flights, NASA is about three weeks away from launching Discovery and seven astronauts on a trip to the space station -- and another attempt to save the aging shuttle program." From on June 13, 2006 at 12:27 a.m..

UNESCO Courier: Desertification edition The UNESCO Courier is an online magazine in newsletter format that publishes articles, interviews and special features. This issue focusses on desertification. Articles include: Fighting desertification in Kenya, one tree at a time; Harnessing the sun's energy to make drinking water; and Are human beings to blame for desertification? From Recent Items on June 13, 2006 at 12:02 a.m..

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