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Tuesday, 05 December 2006 05:26

NASA to build permanent moon base

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Almost 40 years after Armstrong's one small step, NASA has announced plans to build a permanent lunar base.
Monday, 04 December 2006 21:30

Ancient Greek artefact considered early stargate

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Metal scraps recovered from a Roman shipwreck a century ago are believed the remains of a 2000 year-old astronomical computer.
Stephen Hawking, the genius who wrote a best seller that most readers couldn't understand, believes the human race is destined to colonize planets in other star systems. However, Hawking's vision sounds more like the cult space western series Firefly than Star Trek.

Stephen Hawking says that humans should colonize space and other planets. Well, of course we should!

Sunday, 03 December 2006 16:49

Now we know what makes little red apples

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Imagine having a bright blue or purple apple for lunch. It may soon be a possibility. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) researchers have located the gene that controls the colour of apples - a discovery that may lead to bright new apple varieties.

With Virgin Galactic due to take off at the end of 2008, the rush in on to be amongst the first space tourists, with 65,000 around the world applying. A Chinese businessman has been selected, with a Chinese woman yet to be selected.

New research shows the rate of increase in carbon dioxide emissions has more than doubled since the 1990s and efforts to reduce emmissions have failed, with four years of unprecedented growth.

Now that a voice over IP (VOIP) broadband telephony service for Australian consumers  is on the shelves of major retailers Dick Smith Electronics, Powerhouse and Tandy, the question remains will consumers take to it.  engin Voice Box from ASX listed Mobile Innovations Limited (MOB) allows home users to make calls to, and receive calls from any landline or mobile phone over a broadband Internet connection.

Wednesday, 29 September 2004 17:16

Down in the dumps nerds reply to recruiters

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We got a range of letters from some pretty disillusioned IT professionals in response to our story "Get the nerds out of here say recruiters", which is listed here and also appeared in our Chatroom column in Next at The Age and SMH.

Hardware and software distributor, Ingram Micro Australia, has appointed Matt Sanderson to the new role of product director. Sanderson has been with Ingram Micro UK for more than nine years, where he most recently held the position of general commercial manager. Prior to working with Ingram Micro, Sanderson worked for a computer manufacturer and software reseller in the UK.
           

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