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...son, even from half a world away. From aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Persian Gulf, Rose used a video and satellite link Monday to direct son Kory, 18, to raise his right hand and take the oath of service in the Navy. The recruit was...
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Area soldiers help communication efforts

...set up a "data package" of equipment, said Lt. Col. Mike Plummer, the battalion's commander. It includes a satellite link and services for Internet, data and telephone use. Camp Shelby serves as headquarters for Joint Task Force Katrina...
A trans-Atlantic gall-bladder surgery

...Increasing that distance to great distances has been stymied by the time delays imposed by most forms of data exchange. A satellite link, for instance, at best has a delay time of 600 milliseconds, making a reliable, precise surgical manipulation...
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European space officials rehearse for Christmas Day activation of Mars probe

...thrusters fail, "then we're in trouble," she said. Controllers also conduct daily drills for such emergencies as satellite link breakdowns and computer failures at mission control. The Beagle 2 probe separated from the Mars Express craft Friday...
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Protesters plan global day of rallies against war in Iraq

...Stop the War Coalition as he helped erect the stage and two large screens in Hyde Park. Organizers hoped to have a satellite link with fellow protesters in Europe. About 70 singers, including performers from the shows "Les Miserables," "Chicago...
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Africans adapting Internet

...customers were less interested in using the network for telephone calls than for the Internet, which is accessed by satellite link. Versi's company has sold 500 microwave antennas to connect about 1,000 customers in both Kinshasa and neighboring...
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...reports and Federal Reserve meeting. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 10.77 to 6,813.09. Gray acquires satellite-link firm ALBANY, Ga. - Gray Communications Systems Inc., owner of WRDW-TV (Channel 12) in Augusta, announced...
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