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Technology News Archive - July 05, 2005

China Airlines ranks world's 5th largest cargo carrier HONG KONG, July 4 (Xinhua) -- China Airlines (CAL), the largest air carrier in Taiwan, has been ranked the fifth in the world in terms of air cargo volume in 2004, according to reports reaching here from Taipei on Monday.

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A German teenager confessed to creating last year's Sasser worm as he went on trial Tuesday on charges including computer sabotage, a court official said.

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Internet auction site eBay said onTuesday it had begun removing illegal DVD copies of the Live 8poverty awareness pop concerts from its Web site, after therecord industry complained.

Abstract For Earthlings, the earth is a closed system. As a huge, impossibly complex organization, it is not operating in its own best interests.

In a study of third graders, children with a television in their bedrooms had lower scores on standardized tests while children with access to a home computer had higher scores, researchers report in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Children who watch the most television during childhood and adolescence may be less likely to finish school or go on to earn a university degree, according to a study in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Television viewing before the age of three may have adverse effects on subsequent cognitive development, according to a study in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Jul. 2--The Santa Barbara News-Press has hit the airwaves. Nostalgia radio station KZBN-AM 1290 officially became KZSB News-Press Radio on Friday, debuting a local news and talk format that has been absent from the area for nearly two years.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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