U.S. Marines walk on tracks of a vehicle to avoid improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as their platoon clears a route to reach another platoon in Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province in 2010. Marines airdropped into the region came under intense Taliban fire. (Associated Press)
This artist rendering shows NASA's next generation of moon rockets being developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Preliminary work on two Ares spacecraft has already cost NASA $7 billion.
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Intel Corp. is paying $1.25 billion to Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), its largest rival in the market for computer processors, to settle all antitrust and patent suits, the companies said. However, Intel must deal with antitrust charges filed by governments, most notably in Europe, at the urging of AMD.
Lowell McAdam, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless, shows off a Motorola cell phone containing Google's Android software during a joint announcement with Google in New York. (Associated Press) ** FILE **
Lower the Cost of Textbooks is one of about 30 groups on Facebook protesting the skyrocketing costs of college texts. A new law requires publishers to release more information on pricing and to reduce selling materials as a package.
** FILE ** Gary McKinnon, shown in this file photo from 2009, is charged with breaking into computers belonging to NASA, the Department of Defense and several branches of the U.S. military. (Associated Press)
** FILE ** This mouse was produced from stem cells coaxed from skin tissue of adult mice and then reprogrammed. Two teams of Chinese scientists have made a major advance in the development of a new kind of stem cell that doesn't involve destroying embryos. (AP Photo/Nature, Dr. Qi Zhou)
This is an image of a shark taken from a video shot off the coast of Catalina Island near Los Angeles Nov. 20, 1996, during a demonstration of a device to repel sharks, the Shark POD. The device is designed to exploit sharks' unique sensitivity to electrical fields and can envelop the diver in a 12-volt protective field for up to 90 minutes. (AP Photo/Yehuda Goldman)
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A reader examines a page from the earliest surviving Christian Bible. The book, known as the Codex Sinaiticus, was divided among four repositories around the world, but it has been reunited digitally for online research.
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Alicia Istanbul works in her basement studio at her home in Marietta, Ga, where the stay-at-home mother and jewelry designer kept up with friends and marketed her company through Facebook, until the social networking site deemed her name a fake and locked her account.