Archive: 01/13/2005

Asteroid Collisions May Account For Star’s Odd Appearance

The recent collision of two huge asteroids or tiny planets may be the cause of the mysterious lopsided appearance of the most famous of the universe’s planet-forming stars, a team of astronomers says. Relying on observations fro ...

Jan 13, 2005
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The Chip Printers - Integrated Circuits Made of Plastic

The PolyIC company has taken a giant step toward realizing the mass production of RFID chips made of plastic: The developers have created the world’s fastest (600 kilohertz) integrated circuit made of or ...

Jan 13, 2005
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TI Battery Management IC Increases Battery Safety in Cell Phones

Texas Instruments today announced an intelligent battery management integrated circuit (IC) that easily identifies potentially unsafe batteries not approved by consumer electronics manufacturers for use in their devices. The ...

Jan 13, 2005
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In-Wall A/V Entertainment Solution: New Concept for Homes

Designed for the way consumers live today, Sony Electronics is introducing two in-wall, home entertainment products for builders developing new homes. The CDP-NW10 in-wall audio system and DVP-NW50 in-wall hom ...

Jan 13, 2005
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Vacant looks could be Eureka! moments

Nearly 20 percent of American adults say they think most creatively in their cars, according to the 2005 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index study, which gauges Americans' attitudes toward invention and innovation. ...

Jan 13, 2005
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Deep Impact Launched; Comet is Waiting

NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft began its 431 million kilometer (268 million mile) journey to comet Tempel 1 today at 1:47:08 p.m. EST. Data received from the spacecraft indicate it has deployed and locked its solar pa ...

Jan 13, 2005
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