Archive: 08/04/2010

Point and peek iPhone app for Aussie househunters

One of Australia's four major banks launched a bold new smartphone application Wednesday, offering househunters a virtual peek into their dream home and instant data simply by pointing their iPhone at it.

dateAug 04, 2010 in Software
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Google loosens Europe ad trademark controls

Google shook up its lucrative online advertising service in Europe on Wednesday, saying it would allow sellers to register other companies' brand names as search "keywords" when shopping on the Internet.

dateAug 04, 2010 in Internet
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NASA Lightning Research Happens in a Flash

(PhysOrg.com) -- Lightning's connection to hurricane intensification has eluded researchers for decades, and for a riveting 40 days this summer, NASA lightning researchers will peer inside storms in a way ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Smell the love

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mandrills can use body odour to identify potential mates, researchers have found, in a study which lends new support to the theory that humans also have the ability to "sniff out" suitable ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Discovery of Saturn's auroral heartbeat

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists led by Dr Jonathan Nichols of the University of Leicester has discovered that Saturn’s aurora, an ethereal ultraviolet glow which illuminates Saturn’s ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Astronomy
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Indonesian Internet use booming

So you've looked up sexy spy Anna Chapman's Facebook photos and you've cried along with Lindsay Lohan as she was sent to the slammer, but what about Peterporn, Sinta and Jovita? Ever heard of them?

dateAug 04, 2010 in Telecom
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FDA moves toward tighter medical device oversight

(AP) -- Makers of X-ray machines, drug pumps and other medical devices would have to submit more safety information to win federal approval under a proposal designed to tighten regulation of thousands of products reviewed ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Medications
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