Archive: 08/05/2005

Strong laptop growth seen in China

Mobile computing continues to post solid sales numbers in China, with Analysys International predicting 20-percent growth in the laptop product segment this year.

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No E9-1-1 for now

Not all mobile-phone users will be able to access emergency operators by next year -- if they get into a horrific car accident, or observe a violent crime in progress -- even though a government deadline requiring enhanced ...

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Study discovers how beetle shells harden

Kansas State University researchers think their discovery of the enzyme involved in the hardening of a beetle's exoskeleton or cuticle could lead not only to better pest control, but also help create similar strong, lightweight ...

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Hypnotic suggestion can override brain

A U.S. study that used hypnotic suggestion found the brain can override responses experts have long assumed to be ingrained and automatic, such as reading.

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Immune cell actions likened to James Bond

Scientists have found a group of immune system cells they say resemble James Bond, in that they receive a "license" allowing them to kill invaders.

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2,000-year-old bone found in the Kalahari

Researchers say they've found the oldest directly dated evidence indicating when cattle were first brought to southern Africa and from where they came.

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Simple way to remove oil from water

Australian researchers say they have devised a simple tank-and-siphon system for removing oil from oily water to protect the environment.

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Record wave measured during Hurricane Ivan

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory-Stennis Space Center measured a record-size ocean wave when the eye of Hurricane Ivan passed over the Gulf of Mexico.

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