Archive: 09/13/2005

Turkish earthquake deaths were preventable

Purdue University scientists analyzed the 2003 Turkish earthquake and concluded the deaths of 168 people, many of them children, could have been prevented.

Sep 13, 2005
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Roaming a headache along Irish border

Ireland has given mobile-phone operators three months to solve problems involving unexpected roaming charges in border areas.

Sep 13, 2005
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Nano World: Public attitudes toward nano

When it comes to nanotechnology, the U.S. public apparently looks forward most to advanced medical applications that save lives and improved consumer goods that enhance quality of life, experts told UPI's Nano World.

Sep 13, 2005
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Oracle's Siebel buyout might stifle creativity

Software group Oracle's bid for Siebel Systems for a cool $5.85 billion Monday was greeted by many Wall Street analysts as a signal of the return of mega-mergers and better still -- renewed confidence in the information technology ...

Sep 13, 2005
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Sun still unsettled for another few days

Geomagnetic storms are expected to continue for the next few days, raising the chances of disruptions to radio transmissions and other communications.

Sep 13, 2005
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Cyber attacks, losses on rise worldwide

Intrusions into computer systems and resulting financial losses are both on the rise, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Sep 13, 2005
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The car 'learns' to see and understand

Siemens VDO Automotive presents an ergonomic network of driver assistance systems at the 61st IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany. As the volume of traffic on the road increases, will help assist drivers by warning them ...

Sep 13, 2005
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Swift detects most distant explosion in the Universe

Scientists using the NASA Swift satellite and several ground-based telescopes have detected the most distant explosion yet, a gamma-ray burst from the edge of the visible Universe.

Sep 13, 2005
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3D display-on-mobile becomes reality

3D displays on mobile phones are set to become a reality with the development by Philips 3D Solutions of the IC3D display signal processing chip. 3D display on mobile provides a richer, more exciting, and more entertaining ...

Sep 13, 2005
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Humanity in transition

2005, Joel Cohen says, is the midpoint of a historic decade. Before this decade, young people always outnumbered older people; rural residents always outnumbered city dwellers; and the median number of women per child always ...

Sep 13, 2005
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Fujitsu Begins Limited Sales of Service Robot 'enon'

Fujitsu today announced that Fujitsu Frontech will begin limited sales of their new service robot, enon, on a limited basis in Japan from September 13, 2005. enon is an advanced practical-use service robot ...

Sep 13, 2005
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