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FDA says maker of urine analysis app needs federal approval
WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it's taken a close look at a mobile app that analyzes photos of urine samples and has been in contact with its maker.
Launch of HTC 'Facebook' phone put on hold in Europe
BRUSSELS, May 24 (UPI) -- Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC says the European launch of its "Facebook phone" has been delayed following disappointing U.S. sales and negative reviews.
Siberian polar bear going to new zoo to find a mate
KRASNOYARSK, Russia, May 24 (UPI) -- A male polar bear in Siberia is to be transferred from his home zoo to another in a bid to have him mate and produce offspring, a zoo official said Friday.
Montreal lifts boil-water advisory, says tap water safe to drink
MONTREAL, May 24 (UPI) -- Montreal officials say a boil-water advisory has been lifted and residents can drink their tap water after tests showed the water safe to drink.
Scientists wants bats threatened by disease declared endangered
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, May 24 (UPI) -- A Canadian researcher says he can't understand why the Canadian government has not declared bats, plagued by a decimating disease, an endangered species.
Swiss nanotechnology pioneer Heinrich Rohrer dies
WOLLERAU, Switzerland, May 24 (UPI) -- Heinrich Rohrer, a Swiss nanotechnology pioneer who helped invent the scanning tunneling microscope to observe and manipulate individual atoms, has died.
Russian 'Facebook' inadvertently put on Internet blacklist registry
MOSCOW, May 24 (UPI) -- VKontakte, a Facebook-like social networking site that is Russia's largest, was put on a state registry of blacklisted websites by mistake, officials said.
Professor who once had to work at Subway makes math breakthrough
DURHAM, N.H., May 24 (UPI) -- A virtually unknown U.S. professor has taken a major step in solving a numerical problem that has baffled mathematicians for centuries, experts said.
Group issues health report card for Southern California beaches
LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Southern California beaches had overall good water quality last year, with most receiving good to excellent ratings, an annual report by Heal the Bay said.
Apple-1 going once, twice, sold for ... a lot
COLOGNE, Germany, May 24 (UPI) -- An auctioneer in Germany said he has set the starting bid for an Apple-1 computer at a stunning, but not record-setting, $116,000.
Last Update at: Fri May 24 20:33:15 PDT 2013