Archive: 16/06/2005

Software Advance Helps Computers Act Logically

Computers just respond to commands, never "thinking" about the consequences. A new software language, however, promises to enable computers to reason much more precisely and thus better reflect subtleties intended by commands ...

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New NIST Method Improves Accuracy of Spectrometers

Measurements of the intensity of light at different wavelengths can be made more accurately now, thanks to a new, simple method for correcting common instrument errors. The new method, developed by researchers at the National ...

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Efficient 'can' lights open opportunities for energy savings

It turns out that the most popular form of residential lighting is generally the most inefficient. So inefficient, in fact, that new building codes in California will effectively limit new installation of incandescent recessed ...

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Hybrids are becoming mainstream

Hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles are rapidly becoming mainstream choices for American consumers, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and HybridCars.com. "The first buyers ...

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1000 'Missions' And Counting

ITHACA, N.Y., June 16 (SPX) -- Luck, it has been said, favors the well prepared. That explains, perhaps, the fortune of the plucky Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity - and their creators back on Earth, including Cornell Professor ...

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