Archive: 12/10/2004

Computer Rage - How Not To Destroy Your New High-Tech Gifts

At least 10 percent of high-tech gifts this holiday season may fall victim to "computer rage" - acts of uncontrolled frustration by their owners - estimates University of Maryland professor Kent Norman, a cognitive ...

Dec 10, 2004
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The best meteor shower of 2004 peaks on Dec. 13th

by Dr. Tony Phillips Make hot cocoa. Bundle up. Tell your friends: the best meteor shower of 2004 is about to peak on a long cold December night. It's the Geminids. The best time to look is Monday night, Dec. ...

Dec 10, 2004
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Physicists Report Bose-Einstein Condensation of Cold Excitons

Bose-Einstein condensates are enigmatic states of matter in which huge numbers of particles occupy the same quantum state and, for all intents and purposes, lose their individual identity. Predicted long ago by Albert Eins ...

Dec 10, 2004
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Travelling to Mars in your dreams?

Can you imagine spending eight weeks in bed? ESA is looking for female volunteers who are prepared to do just that for a study taking place in Toulouse, France, from the end of February next year. If you are ...

Dec 10, 2004
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Thomson to Support Next-Generation DVD Formats

Thomson to Introduce HD DVD Players and Provide Disc Replication Support for HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc Formats Thomson today announced that it will support next-generation DVD formats by manufacturing HD DVD and Blu-ray discs through its Technicolor business and ...

Dec 10, 2004
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Xilinx Ships World's Highest Capacity FPGA Device

Xilinx, Inc. today announced the immediate availability and shipment of its Virtex-4 LX100 device, the world's highest capacity FPGA. Featuring over 110,000 logic cells and a host of embedded functionality - the LX100 integ ...

Dec 10, 2004
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