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‘Devil toad’ fossil found

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 Posted in Science and Technology | No Comments »

an excerpt from a Associated Press article WASHINGTON -- A frog the size of a bowling ball, with heavy armor and teeth, lived among dinosaurs millions of years ago -- intimidating enough that scientists who unearthed its fossils dubbed the beast ...

Blu-Ray Wins After HD DVD Is Scuttled

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 Posted in New Technologies, Science and Technology | No Comments »

Excerpt of a story by Peter Svensson The HD DVD is now the Highly Dead DVD. Toshiba Corp., creator of the HD DVD, dropped out of the battle Tuesday over the next generation of movie-disc technology and conceded to Sony's rival Blu-ray ...

US to Try to Shoot Down Spy Satellite

Thursday, February 14th, 2008 Posted in Breaking News, Science and Technology | No Comments »

Excerpt of story By LOLITA C. BALDOR Taking a page from Hollywood science fiction, the Pentagon said Thursday it will try to shoot down a dying, bus-size U.S. spy satellite loaded with toxic fuel on a collision course with the Earth. The ...