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Motorola Wins Two Patent Verdicts Over Apple
2012-02-04 04:53:45

Some iPad and iPhone models were temporarily unable for sale in Germany on Thursday, as Apple was handed a pair of setbacks in its legal battle against rival Motorola in that country.

Image 1 - California Researchers Hoping To Reveal Secrets of Anti-Gravity
2012-01-30 05:16:30

A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) say they are close to determining whether or not anti-matter exerts a sort of "anti-gravity" in much the same what that ordinary matter exerts regular gravity.

Some Traditional UK Dog Breeds Face Extinction
2012-01-26 06:06:10

Dog breeds across the UK are at risk of becoming extinct as owners want to emulate Hollywood fashionistas such as Paris Hilton.

Energy Producing "Aquatic Bicycle Pump" Trial Forthcoming
2012-01-23 12:24:52

A trial version of a machine that can generate electricity from seawater could be in place in one UK city before the end of the year.

Bacon, Processed Meats Increase Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer
2012-01-13 09:25:26

Researchers from Sweden suggest that there is a strong link between processed meats, such as sausage and bacon, and pancreatic cancer.

Researchers Find New Species At World’s Hottest, Deepest Ocean Vents
2012-01-11 12:30:50

New research from an intrepid team of British oceanographers reveals that the world’s deepest submarine volcanic vents are also the hottest that scientists have yet discovered.

VW Ceases After-Hours Communications With Some Employees
2011-12-24 05:32:57

Officials at the largest automotive manufacturer in Europe have agreed to keep its Blackberry servers from sending emails to some employees when they are off the clock.

Researchers Confirm Origin Of Stonehenge Rocks
2011-12-20 09:52:59

Experts studying the mysteries surrounding Stonehenge have now confirmed for the first time the exact origin of some of the rocks used in the ancient monument in Wiltshire, England.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.