Archive: 04/09/2009

Few Android phones ... yet

We were told to expect them. Over the last few weeks the Web has been awash with speculation that many handset makers would unveil competitors to the G1, the first mobile phone to operate on Google's Android ...

dateApr 09, 2009 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Send chills up your microphone with an Icicle

One of the really great computer applications is the ability to record audio and save it to a digital file. One of the more interesting recording applications these days are podcasts. Making a podcast is fairly straightforward. ...

dateApr 09, 2009 in Consumer & Gadgets
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How to choose a surge protector

Question: The consensus is that it's proper to insert surge protectors between the power source and the computer. The question is, how big? How many joules? Is it true that they "wear out" in a year or so?

dateApr 09, 2009 in Other
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Towards a natural pacemaker

Artificial heart pacemakers have saved and extended the lives of thousands of people, but they have their shortcomings - such as a fixed pulse rate and a limited life. Could a permanent biological solution be possible?

dateApr 09, 2009 in Medical research
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The Physics of Pizza Tossing

(PhysOrg.com) -- As dough flies through the air, transforming from a ball into a disk in the chef’s experienced hands, pizza tossing can definitely be thought of as an art. But, as a recent study shows, ...

dateApr 09, 2009 in General Physics feature
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Hemp could be key to zero-carbon houses

Hemp, a plant from the cannabis family, could be used to build carbon-neutral homes of the future to help combat climate change and boost the rural economy, say researchers at the University of Bath.

dateApr 09, 2009 in Other
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Weak social ties at workplace increase risk of burn-out

Long-term leaves of absence tied to stress-related diagnoses are often preceded by a long period without any secure and comforting social relations. This is shown in a recently published study in public health science at ...

dateApr 09, 2009 in Health
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