French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin announced in a report last Friday that his government would launch an information society initiative to increase the country's adoption of technology, including the Internet.
The report marks a move away from the government's traditional backing of the French proprietary online system, Minitel. Over #150 million is earmarked for investment in putting the large state infrastructure online, including all schools and the national health service.
Saturn's rings only formed in the past 100 million years, suggests analysis of Cassini space probe data
New findings contradict conventional belief that Saturn's rings were formed along with the planet about 4.5 billion years ago
Such an earthquake would lead to a complete stress release in this segment of the fault system
Four types of test were performed to assess the performance of parachutes that could be used in missions to Mars
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