Archive: 06/06/2006

Wanted: A sheep in sheep's clothing

Australian scientists say they are looking for the ugliest merino lambs they can find in a study that may challenge the dominance of synthetic fibers.

Jun 06, 2006
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GPS phones to streamline, add content

By 2007, cellular customers in the United States and Europe will be able to use their phones to get to the nearest restaurant, find out if it's open and see the daily specials, according to a company that programs global ...

Jun 06, 2006
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Sony enters digital SLR camera market

Sony, the first to market a digital camera in 1981, is making a late entry into the higher end segment of digital single-lens reflex cameras, targeting 10 percent of the global market, the Japanese company ...

Jun 06, 2006
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MAGIC Telescope Finds Microquasar

The variable emission of high-energy gamma rays from a variable microquasar within our galaxy has been detected by the MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov) telescope located in the Canary Islands. ...

Jun 06, 2006
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Tiny wireless Geiger counter detects radiation

A postage stamp-sized Geiger counter placed unobtrusively in stadiums, subways, malls and other large public spaces could detect radiation and determine whether it's a harmful source, like a dirty bomb.

Jun 06, 2006
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Software industry's 'patch culture' attack

An attack from the security chief of software giant Oracle on the so-called culture of patching and bug-ridden products in the software industry has drawn fire from industry observers, citing the comments as hypocritical ...

Jun 06, 2006
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Nano World: Water harvesting surfaces

Beetles that harvest water from desert air have inspired the creation of printable surfaces that improve on nature with the aid of glass nanoparticles. These surfaces could also help control the flow of microscopic amounts ...

Jun 06, 2006
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Opposition likely to NTT breakup proposal

Even as U.S. telecom behemoth AT&T presses to reunite with former Baby Bells and solidify its position as the country's single-biggest carrier, Japan is considering breaking up its dominant provider amid concerns about retaining ...

Jun 06, 2006
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Huge Storms Converge

The two biggest storms in the solar system are about to go bump in the night, in plain view of backyard telescopes.

Jun 06, 2006
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Nokia N91 Hits The U.S.

Nokia today announced that US shipments of the Nokia N91 multimedia device started. Optimized for mobile music consumption, the Nokia N91 provides an unparalleled experience, with a 4GB hard drive, 3.5 mm ...

Jun 06, 2006
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