Archive: 06/08/2006

Broadband Report: Web video on your TiVo?

TiVo announced Wednesday that customers will be able to view Web video on their TiVo-based DVR devices. The new service dubbed "TiVoCast" will work with the company's new Series 2 TiVo set top DVR boxes, as long as it's connected ...

Jun 08, 2006
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Apple files 2nd countersuit against Creative

(AP) -- Apple Computer Inc. has filed a second countersuit against SIngapore-based Creative Technology Ltd., intensifying its legal battle against the smaller media player rival that sued the iPod maker for ...

Jun 08, 2006
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Triple threat polymer captures and releases

A chemist at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a remarkable nanostructured material that can repel pests, sweeten the air, and some day might even be used as a timed drug delivery system — ...

Jun 08, 2006
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Probing Question: What makes a song catchy?

A catchy tune isn't always a good thing. If it contains an infectious chorus, even a song you dislike might refuse to leave your head. ("Achy Breaky Heart," anyone?) The choice of descriptors is not lost on Keith Duffy, a ...

Jun 08, 2006
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Hubble Sees Galaxy on Edge

This is a unique NASA Hubble Space Telescope view of the disk galaxy NGC 5866 tilted nearly edge-on to our line-of-sight.

Jun 08, 2006
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NIST Bullet Tests Make Frangibles More Tangible

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are measuring precisely the disintegration of “frangible” bullets when they strike a surface to better understand how the ammunition might ...

Jun 08, 2006
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Football fans may drink to compensate for not playing

Men across the nation will be getting the pints in and staring at the big screen this month as the World Cup kicks off in Germany. But what do football and alcohol have to do with being a man? A recent psychological study ...

Jun 08, 2006
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