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Web Spending Seen Rising By Double Digits To 2011
Internet advertising and access spending by U.S. consumers will rise each year by double digits on average through 2011, fuelled by high-speed connections and social networking and entertainment sites, according to a forecast released on Thursday.
Nanotech Now Used In Nearly 500 Everyday Products
The number of consumer products using nanotechnology has more than doubled, from 212 to 475, in the 14 months since the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies launched the world’s first online inventory of manufacturer-identified nanotech goods in March 2006.
Experimental Jet Tested At 10 Times Speed of Sound
An experimental jet engine has been successfully tested at speeds of up to 11,000 km (6,835 miles) per hour, or 10 times the speed of sound, during trials in Australia's outback, defense scientists said on Friday.
G8 Trumpets Africa Aid Deal As Summit Ends
World powers on Friday pledged $60 billion to fight AIDS and other diseases ravaging Africa but development campaigners complained the Group of Eight had offered little fresh cash for the poor.
Major Pet Food Recall Expands To Dry Food
A major recall of pet food in North America has expanded to two more companies and now includes dry food for the first time, U.S. federal health authorities and the companies said.
The Last Question - By Isaac Asimov
This is Isaac Asimov's favorite short story. It is well worth the read!
Global Environment Fund Invests In Coal Plants
The world's biggest fund for environmental projects is investing for the first time in a non-renewable, polluting fuel -- coal -- in what it says is a new pragmatic approach to the energy needs of the developing world.
China's Internet Population Leaps To 137 Million
The number of Internet users in China made its highest recorded jump to reach 137 million at the end of 2006, a state information center said on Tuesday.
1,100 Relics Unearthed At Beijing Olympic Sites
About 1,100 cultural relics were unearthed at Beijing Olympic venue construction sites last year, state media reported on Thursday.
Australia Zoo Puts Humans On Display
An Australian zoo has put a group of humans on display to raise awareness about primate conservation -- with the proviso that they don't get up to any monkey business.
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