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Friday, March 05, 2004

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
Public Release: 5-Mar-2004
'Chatting' in Iraq
A "coalition chat line" now being used at several U.S. and allied sites around Iraq enables commanders and operators who speak different languages to communicate rapidly and reliably, using the "instant messaging" practices familiar to millions of teenagers.
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 5-Mar-2004
Hybrids on the high seas
As hybrid electric cars become more commonplace on America's highways, the Navy is working to bring hybrid electric ships to the high seas. The Office of Naval Research is developing innovative propulsion systems based on new fuel-cell technology for efficient generation of electrical power--and greater design flexibility--for future ships.
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 5-Mar-2004
A world ruled by fungi
The catastrophe that extinguished the dinosaurs and other animal species, 65 million years ago also brought dramatic changes to the vegetation. In a study presented in latest issue of the journal Science, the paleontologists Vivi Vajda from the University of Lund, Sweden and Stephen McLoughlin from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia have described what happened to the vegetation month by month. They depict a world in darkness where the fungi had taken over.
From Google News:
SCO Confronting Its Creation
Los Angeles Times (subscription) - 10 hours ago
Darl McBride, chief executive of SCO Group Inc., says he sometimes carries a gun because his enemies are out to kill him. He checks into hotels under assumed names. An armed bodyguard protected him when he gave a speech last month at Harvard Law School.
MS Word File Reveals Changes to SCO's Plans Slashdot
SCO Collides With Cars And Drivers Washington Post
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