17th > February > 2007 Archive

UN urged to adopt asteroid impact treaty

AAASMoves are afoot in the astronaut community to hustle the UN into adopting a treaty which would set a deflection mission in motion if Earth was threatened by a large asteroid impact.
Christopher Williams, 17 Feb 2007

Test ad hints at lower iPhone prices

At least two blogs are carrying images of test advertisement that price Apple's iPhone for as low as $299, leading to speculation the much-vaunted gadget may sell for significantly less than Steve Jobs announced last month.
Dan Goodin, 17 Feb 2007

Vodafone caves in to Microsoft IM

CommentAmong all of Microsoft's announcements at the 3GSM show was buried a piece of news that almost certainly means the end for the unification of cellular instant messaging efforts around a GSM Association standard.
Faultline, 17 Feb 2007
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GlassBrain being demoed inside UCSF's Neuroscape Lab

How old is my body if the cells keep renewing themselves?

How old is my body if the cells keep renewing themselves?
Stephen Juan, 17 Feb 2007
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Bloody Serial Killer Shower Curtain

Do we really need a daily shower or bath to stay healthy?

Asked by Sarah Murdoch and Karl Stefanovic Today, Nine TV Network, Sydney, Australia
Stephen Juan, 17 Feb 2007
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Old beardy man thinking. Pic: Henadz via Flickr

Are there secrets to life-long brain power?

Are there secrets to life-long brain power?
Stephen Juan, 17 Feb 2007

Betfair takes on Australia for punter protection

AnalysisWestern Australia legislators have threatened to reaffirm the stereotype that Australia is a “convict nation” by backing online gambling restrictions more draconian than those faced here in the US. And the bookies are less than pleased by the situation.
Burke Hansen, 17 Feb 2007

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