Technology News Archive - October 14, 2005

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - MTV Networks on Thursday said it acquired IFILM, an Internet provider of short films, news clips and other video snippets, for $49 million as part of its ongoing effort to expand its presence on the Web.


Motorists are seeing more hybrids and even some zero-emission fuel-cell vehicles on the road, making it tougher for auto makers to put the "wow" in their green products. But it's certainly not stopping them from trying. At the Tokyo Motor Show this year, many car makers will twin futuristic technologies like advanced fuel cells and drive-by-wire with head-turning designs and quirky concepts to upstage rivals.

Even patients with minimal education and no computer skills can be successfully educated about health topics using computers, according to new research at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Some viruses’ ability to exploit the human body’s own defenses to increase their replication may be both a blessing and curse, according to the findings of a study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.