17th > February > 2007 Archive

The Register breaking news

UN urged to adopt asteroid impact treaty

AAAS Moves 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.
The Register breaking news

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
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Vodafone caves in to Microsoft IM

Comment Among 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
GlassBrain being demoed inside UCSF's Neuroscape Lab
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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
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
Old beardy man thinking. Pic: Henadz via Flickr
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Are there secrets to life-long brain power?

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

Betfair takes on Australia for punter protection

Analysis Western 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