Archive: 03/14/2005

Young Universe Looks Like 'Vegetable Soup'

What did the universe look like when it was only 2 to 3 billion years old? Astronomers used to think it was a pretty simple place containing relatively small, young star-forming galaxies. Researchers now are realizing that ...

Mar 14, 2005
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Cell phone survey shows love-hate relationship

More than 80 percent of cell phone users say the device has made their lives easier, a new University of Michigan survey shows. But 60 percent say that public use of cell phones has disturbed or irritated them. Preliminary fin ...

Mar 14, 2005
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When liquid crystals with a metal center are 'shaking hands'

Without liquid crystals (LC's) our cell phones and notebook computers would not be possible, for these compounds keep our display screens flat and lightweight. Being a phase of matter whose order is intermediate between that ...

Mar 14, 2005
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Jaguar Leaps into Luxury of Bluetooth Wireless Technology

Motorola, Inc. and Jaguar announced the availability of the Jaguar Bluetooth system – a new hands-free in-vehicle communication system using Bluetooth wireless technology – across all Jaguar 2005 model year vehicles. Once a J ...

Mar 14, 2005
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New technology for navigating without GPS

A new method for navigation at sea, independent of GPS, is being put forward in a dissertation from Linkoping University. Today merchant marine, military, and recreational boat traffic all rely on the global satellite sys ...

Mar 14, 2005
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Face to face - in realistic 3D

UK experts develop super-realistic animation system Computing experts at Cardiff University, UK, are developing a super-realistic animation system that simulates the movements of a face, based on speech. The team in the School of Com ...

Mar 14, 2005
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Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny

As tattoos have grown in popularity, so have complaints of adverse side effects associated with both their application and removal. A new study, done by chemistry students at Northern Arizona University, looked at the chemical ...

Mar 14, 2005
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In solution, tiny magnetic wires scatter light

Maneuvering external magnets, scientists can command the direction in which light bounces off tiny, magnetic wires that sway like matchsticks in thick, slow-moving solutions. Announcing her finding at the 229th meeting of ...

Mar 14, 2005
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