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Indian-American helps conjure ancient Rome in 3-D
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Ancient Rome was not built in a day. It took nearly a decade to build the Colosseum, and almost a century to construct the St. Peter's Basilica. Now a new computer algorithm developed by an Indian-American uses thousands of tourist photos to automatically reconstruct an entire city in about a day.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:12:55 AM

Facebook grows, makes a profit
San Francisco, Sep 16 (DPA) Facebook, the world's largest social network on the internet, is finally turning a profit, the privately held company said.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:02:42 AM

Congressman who shouted at Obama gets censured
Washington, Sep 16 (DPA) A Republican lawmaker was censured Tuesday in the US House of Representatives for shouting 'you lie' during President Barack Obama's speech on health care last week before a joint session of Congress.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 8:50:41 AM

Adobe buys Omniture for $1.8 bn
San Francisco, Sep 16 (DPA) Adobe Systems is to buy internet services firm Omniture for $1.8 billion, the company said Tuesday. The deal will mark the biggest acquisition by Adobe since its $4.3-billion purchase of Macromedia in 2005.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 8:17:14 AM

US stocks gain on Bernanke optimism, retail sales
New York, Sep 16 (DPA) US stocks climbed to new highs for 2009 as retail sales gained by the most in three years and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke said the country's recession was 'very likely' at an end.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 5:17:29 AM

US prepared for direct talks with North Korea
Washington, Sep 16 (DPA) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested the US is prepared to engage in direct talks with North Korea to encourage the communist country to rejoin negotiations over its nuclear programme.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 3:54:08 AM

US approves swine flu vaccine
Washington, Sep 16 (DPA) US Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved a vaccine designed to protect against the swine flu and hopes to make it available within a month.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 2:25:36 AM

US recession 'very likely' over: Bernanke
Washington, Sep 16 (DPA) Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday that the worst US recession in seven decades has 'very likely' come to an end, but warned the country's economy will remain weak for some time.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 12:55:48 AM

US military chief calls for more troops in Afghanistan
Washington, Sep 15 (DPA) The United States will likely need to send more troops to Afghanistan, the US' top military commander said Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:47:41 PM

Showers can drench you with pathogens
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Showers are undoubtedly invigorating and good for hygiene, but they can also drench you with unwanted pathogens.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 3:27:57 PM

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