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2011-02-17 12:24:07

Industry players and experts say that smartphones and tablets are driving a mobile revolution, allowing video to take the lead in a business once dominated by voice calls.

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2011-02-15 10:48:05

Despite displaying a few quirks, an IBM computer played to a draw on the opening day of a man vs machine showdown with two human champions of the popular US television game show Jeopardy!.

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2011-02-14 11:55:00

President Barack Obama restricted NASA expenses on Monday as he sent his 2012 budget blueprint to Congress calling for a five-year freeze on new spending at the US space agency.

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2011-02-07 07:27:34

Puzzled scientists are debating if the shrinking brains of humans is a sign we are growing dumber or that evolution is making the key motor leaner and more efficient.

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2011-01-06 12:59:09

Scientists who use animals for research on human diseases fear that the US government is restricting the massive National Institute of Health (NIH) in a way that could slash their funding.

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2011-01-03 08:05:00

Ancient Norse mythology tells the tale of a pair of giant wolves that roam the skies chasing the Sun and Moon and becoming the bringers of an eclipse if they do indeed catch their prey.

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2010-12-29 10:35:00

Many people consider Wikileaks to be the 2010 version of Napster, saying it is a moment in the "evolution of how technology changes."

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2010-12-24 06:20:00

Environmental groups accused the Obama administration on Thursday of failing to ensure the survival of polar bears, after the administration declined to list the Arctic animals as endangered.

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2010-11-28 08:45:00

Despite record-setting, sweltering heat waves and hundreds of brutal forest fires last summer, Russians remain skeptical about man-made climate change, the AFP news agency reported on Saturday.

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2010-11-18 12:45:00

Computer scientists argue that racial profiling to rule out potential terrorists is less effective than random searches, but simple math could be an even better solution.


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chauffeuse
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.
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