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2011-07-25 09:49:00

NEW YORK, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanish NapiSan, the name trusted by generations of Australians for effective fabric stain removal, has commenced a campaign to sponsor the White House. The sponsorship deal has been offered at $25 million* Australian dollars ($27 million US dollars) for exclusive naming rights for the building for 5 years. With the huge deficit that the US economy is faced with, and with the Australian economy buoyant, the company believes the money can help provide...

2009-08-06 18:32:29

I'm Bob Karson with the discovery files -- new advances in science and engineering from the National Science Foundation.Getting data onto the internet is one thing; the real trick may be getting rid of the data. I mean when you write an extremely sensitive e-mail or chat message, you really have no idea where that information could turn up may be even years later.University of Washington researchers have developed a system for making things like web-based e-mails, Facebook posts and other...

2009-07-22 11:50:16

Deleting those incriminating or embarrassing online posts and photos could become permanent, thanks to a prototype program developed at a U.S. university. The University of Washington has come up with a way to make that pesky information -- that seemingly surfaces at inopportune times -- self-destruct after a specified period of time, becoming irretrievable from all Web sites, in- and outboxes, backup sites and computers, the university said in a release. If you care about privacy, the...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'