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A HUGE new gaseous planet has been discovered in the Milky Way by a team of Tasmanian scientists.
Death could become a thing of the past by the mid-21st century as computer technology becomes sophisticated enough for the contents of a brain to be "downloaded" on to a supercomputer, according to a leading British futurologist.
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A small prototype array in Germany has detected several radio flashes from cosmic rays that smack into the Earth's upper atmosphere.
Internet phone providers were ordered Thursday to begin supplying reliable 911 emergency call service after regulators heard an anguished Florida woman describe how she was unable to summon help to save her dying infant daughter.
For a gaggle of reasons — confusing bills, poor customer service, spotty coverage, long-term contracts, handsets that die early — cell phones have become the thing people hate yet can't live without.
Most Americans take it for granted that when they dial 911 they will reach a dispatcher who can immediately summon an ambulance, fire truck or police patrol. Because of a range of technical and other problems, VoIP 911 calls are often unreliable, in particular may be misdirected to emergency-services administrative offices.
Jamdat Mobile announced at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles that it has acquired the rights to a wireless version of the popular videogame Doom from game maker id Software. The company will develop and release the game to coincide with the release of a motion picture version of Doom.
A new broadband networking scheme could have Web surfers plugging their computers into the oven.
South African researchers plan to collar dusky dolphins next month with a new tracking device that uses cell phone sim cards.
One in five people in the UK are using instant messaging at work but the majority of firms are failing to regulate its use.
NASA will delay two ambitious missions to search for extrasolar planets in order to fund a shuttle mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, agency chief Mike Griffin told a US Senate subcommittee on Thursday.
The movie industry has turned its legal campaign against net piracy to TV file-sharing sites. It is a shift in focus for the MPAA who say "Protecting the television industry is essential."
After filming the first "Star Wars" movie with special effects far from special, George Lucas spent millions to develop a complete digital editing system to populate his sequels with armies of X-wing fighters and Gungan warriors. Then, he virtually gave it away.