Monthly Archives: October 2011

NASA launch had stowaways

Yesterday’s launch of the NPP satellite also had an interesting payload. Four universities added five small satellites, designed and built by students. The satellites will take pictures, measure radiation, and help to understand how solar storms affect communications equipment, among … Continue reading

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Markets rally after EU debt plan

The European Union announced a plan on Thursday to significantly increase a bailout fund designed to contain the eurozone debt crisis and reduce Greece’s debt by half. The Frankfurt market rising more than five percent, while the Paris stock exchange … Continue reading

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Nokia boosted by selloff of low-end phones

Nokia’s reported loss was not as bad as expected, and the Finnish handset maker forecasts a profits next quarter for the handset business as the company gets ready to unveil devices based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. Nokia shares … Continue reading

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Moody’s cautions possible credit downgrade for France

The Moody’s ratings agency has warned that the credit rating of France may be downgraded in the next quarter if the country’s budget is pulled further by bank bailouts to protect other debt-heavy eurozone countries. France has vowed to defend … Continue reading

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NexTech expo shows new technology

In spite of the seemingly insurmountable levels of debt challenging the federal government, many federal entities, especially the Defense Department and the space exploration agency, NASA, must use cutting-edge technology to succeed in their missions. This technology is created and … Continue reading

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Bani Walid mostly controlled by NTC forces, fighting continues in Sirte

Libya’s NTC troops are claiming to have control of the majority of Gadhafi stronghold Bani Walid, where loyalists to deposed leader Moammar Gadhafi have been holed up and mounting a spirited resistance since late August. Some reports say fighting has … Continue reading

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iPhone 4S launch is now official, welcomed by fans

The iPhone 4S hit retailers Friday across the globe. Eager Apple customers have been lining up for days to snatch up the new product, the last Apple device to be unveiled before the death of company co-founder Steve Jobs. The … Continue reading

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