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U.S. House approves less stringent anti-spyware bill (AndNetwork)


State threatens to sue US over green policy

California has warned that it would sue the US government if it blocked ambitious efforts to slash greenhouse gas-causing emissions. (AndNetwork)


Father of LCD dies

French Nobel laureate Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, a pioneer of the liquid crystal display, has died at 74. (AndNetwork)


CNN Buys Stake in Internet Broadcasting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Internet Broadcasting Systems Inc., which publishes Web sites for television news stations, said on Tuesday that CNN is buying a minority stake in the company and that the two will begin swapping online news.... (AndNetwork)


Intel, STMicro Partner on Flash Memory

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Intel Corp. and STMicroelectronics NV are unloading troubled divisions that make a type of flash memory used primarily in cell phones.... (AndNetwork)


MySpace to report sex offenders

Networking website MySpace agrees to hand over details on US sex offenders removed from its service. (AndNetwork)


Device can boost indoor mobile coverage: UK firm (AndNetwork)


CBS buys Web site specializing in finance, humor (AndNetwork)


Joost signs Creative Artists to scout out programs (AndNetwork)


CNN in deal to offer more local news on Internet (AndNetwork)


De Lille urges action on blogs

Calls for a government effort to crackdown and regulate blogs have been made by ID leader Patricia de Lille, who also has SMS service Mxit in her sights. (AndNetwork)


Mating season drives tiger to kill zookeeper

A south China zoo is reeling in shock after a tiger turned on its keeper. (AndNetwork)


'Alien fish turn SA rivers into deserts'

Predatory imported fish form an integral part of South Africa's burgeoning recreational fishing industry. But there are those who want the fish dead... (AndNetwork)


A Needle in Your Eye for Science

Twelve patients are taking needles in the retina to replace the faulty genes that make them blind. The procedure might hold cures for all kinds of genetic diseases and for cancer (AndNetwork)


A hot niche in law - techno-linguists move into patent law

Can you explain a tricky technology to a judge or panel of jurors? It's a valued skill in court-based patent face-offs. (AndNetwork)


Virtually cannes: The festival fans out online

Increasing it's digital weight, the films and festival in southern France is growing it's online presence. (AndNetwork)


First South African Joomla! Day

All users and developers of Joomla!, the open source content management system, will have an opportunity to meet in Cape Town on June 16. (AndNetwork)


Fiji military closes critical blogs

Fiji has blocked domestic access to blogs hat contained damaging allegations against the army and members of the interim government. (AndNetwork)


Web association pleads for Teklom slowdown

The South African telecoms industry shouldn't be playing Monopoly, but rather open up the industry says local Internet association. (AndNetwork)


Iran building first local nuclear plant

Iran has begun building a nuclear power plant using indigenous technology and know-how, the deputy head of Iran's atomic energy organisation has been quoted as saying. (AndNetwork)


Belgians find tomb of ancient Egypt courtier (AndNetwork)


China aims for the moon this year (AndNetwork)


Endangered white storks hatch egg

A couple of endangered storks in Japan have hatched a chick in the wild for the first time in more than 40 years (AndNetwork)


China plans lunar probe launch in 2nd half 2007 (AndNetwork)


Endangered Stork Egg Hatches in Wild

TOKYO (AP) -- An endangered white stork egg laid in the wild has hatched naturally in western Japan for the first time in more than 40 years, a local stork museum announced Sunday.... (AndNetwork)


Babies live short lives under Haitian poverty

The cries of Pia Francesca's wailing mother echo in the corridors of this Haitian town's hospital ... (AndNetwork)


Nanocomposite labeled cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed using lasers

A nanocomposite particle can be constructed so that it has a mix of properties that would not otherwise happen in nature. By combining an organic matrix with metallic clusters that can absorb light, it is possible to incorporate such particles into cells and then destroy those targeted cells with a laser. (AndNetwork)


Nanomedicine opens the way for nerve cell regeneration

The ability to regenerate nerve cells in the body could reduce the effects of trauma and disease in a dramatic way. In two presentations at the NSTI Nanotech 2007 Conference, researchers describe the use of nanotechnology to enhance the regeneration of nerve cells. (AndNetwork)


Drug eluting nanostructured coatings enable targeted drug therapy for orthopedic patients

Drug delivery systems have progressed from the teaspoon to time-release capsules to drug-eluting stents. Nanotechnology promises yet another advance by delivering therapeutic agents at desired rates exactly where needed in the body. In a paper presented at the NSTI Nanotech 2007 Conference, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco demonstrate how they have created nanotubes from biocompatible metal oxides that can hold therapeutic proteins or drugs and deliver these agents in a highly-controlled manner. (AndNetwork)


Targeted nanoparticles incorporating siRNA offer promise for cancer treatment

The use of targeted nanoparticles offers promising techniques for cancer treatment. Researchers in the laboratory of Mark E. Davis at the California Institute of Technology have been using small interfering RNA (siRNA), sometimes known as silencing RNA, to "silence" specific genes that are implicated in certain malignancies. The results of this research are being presented this week at the NSTI Nanotech 2007 Conference in Santa Clara, Calif. (AndNetwork)


Catholics say blog spreads BBC "slander" to Italy (AndNetwork)