Archive: 06/05/2005

Voting for online democracy

The Internet may be used to power elections in towns, cities, countries, and even across Europe thanks to the work of a recently completed project. It would mean voters could cast their ballots at home, in the street via ...

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The graphical 'Google' for engineers goes 3D

The first commercial design retrieval system in the world that can find 2D engineering drawings from a sketch has now been extended to work with 3D CAD solid modelling environments. The new system is tightly integrated with ...

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Prospecting for oil, and life on Mars

Techniques usually used to find oil and gas in the North Sea could help scientists establish whether life could survive on Mars The surface of Mars is covered with craters, caused by crashing meteorites. It was first feared ...

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Wireless LAN brings PDAs back in first quarter of 2005

Worldwide personal digital assistant (PDA) shipments totaled 3.4 million units in the first quarter of 2005, a 25 percent increase from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc. This was the strongest first quarter ...

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