Archive: 04/15/2009

Sensoring the World Wide Web

CSIRO scientists will lead an international initiative to develop standards for sharing information collected by sensors and sensor networks over the Internet.

dateApr 15, 2009 in Engineering
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Feather color is more than skin deep

Where do birds get their red feathers from? According to Esther del Val, from the National History Museum in Barcelona, Spain, and her team, the red carotenoids that give the common crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) its red coloration ...

dateApr 15, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Device can track your stray pet

For owners of lost pets, the frantic search for Fido does not always end happily. Now one company is betting that even in a recession, pet owners will pay $250 for some peace of mind.

dateApr 15, 2009 in Consumer & Gadgets
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TiVo DVR viewers bypassing 10 p.m. slots

New research indicates viewers who use digital video recorders to watch their favorite broadcast TV shows tend to watch shows recorded between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. -- and many of them appear to be skipping 10 p.m. telecasts ...

dateApr 15, 2009 in Other
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So many passwords, so little memory

How many keys are on your keychain? I just looked at mine and counted nine keys. And that's not counting the bulky little remote control key fob that locks and unlocks my car. I've tried to consolidate my keys by making one ...

dateApr 15, 2009 in Software
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The sky is the limit for cloud computing

The prospects for "cloud computing" now seem a little less ... cloudy. Once a term confined to the personal-speak of high-minded tech geeks and derided by critics as a bogus marketing ploy, cloud computing today is arguably ...

dateApr 15, 2009 in Software
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Baby canine teeth: No evidence to support extraction

The practice of extracting baby canine teeth to make way for adult canines that are erupting in the wrong place has no evidential basis, according to a new study by Cochrane Researchers. In a systematic review, the researchers ...

dateApr 15, 2009 in Other
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