Archive: 09/16/2004

Wave Your Mobile Phone To Pay

Consumers benefit from a convenient, fast and secure mobile payment experience Royal Philips Electronics and ViVOtech today announced a major initiative to deploy Philips' Near Field Communication (NFC) technology-based ...

Sep 16, 2004
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Mobile Electronic Devices Learn to Smell

Siemens researchers have succeeded in developing novel mini-sensors that can detect gases and smells. Mobile electronic devices will be used in future to measure the ozone level in the air and warn if it excee ...

Sep 16, 2004
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Neutron physics instrument may unlock mysteries of universe

Fundamental questions that particle physicists have pondered for decades might be answered when a $9.2 million neutron physics beam line is built at the Department of Energy's Spallation Neutron Source on Chestnut Ridge. ...

Sep 16, 2004
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Proving That Shape-Shifting Robots Can Get a Move On

It started with tennis balls. As a former collegiate tennis player, Daniela Rus habitually rolls two tennis balls around in her hand as she paces her office. As a robotics researcher at Dartmouth College, she ...

Sep 16, 2004
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PC Chip Will Protect Users From Hackers and Viruses

IBM First PC Manufacturer to Equip Its Desktop PCs with New Security Technology From National Semiconductor National Semiconductor today introduced two SafeKeeperâ„¢ Trusted Input/Output (I/O) devices, new hardware produ ...

Sep 16, 2004
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Radical Antarctic telescope "would outdo Hubble"

A novel Antarctic telescope with 16-m diameter mirrors would far outperform the Hubble Space Telescope, and could be built at a tiny fraction of its cost, says a scientist from the Anglo-Australian Observatory ...

Sep 16, 2004
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NASA Scans Ivan Inside for 3D Image

On the morning of September 15, 2004, NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite captured a 3-D look inside Hurricane Ivan, still a Category 4 storm. This unique look at Ivan shows the struct ...

Sep 16, 2004
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NASA Facilities Riding Out Ivan

NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans are riding out Hurricane Ivan, which made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, overnight. NASA has made preparations to secure important space flight hardware ag ...

Sep 16, 2004
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Tech sails into space-based research project

Dr. Chris Jenkins, a researcher at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, is developing instrumentation that could help NASA find planets outside our solar system, photograph the sun and create an advanced warning sy ...

Sep 16, 2004
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Use Your Personal Mobile During Flight in 2006

Airbus has successfully completed the first in-flight trial of GSM personal mobile- telephones aboard an airliner, paving the way for their future widespread use. The trial, which took place aboard an Airbus ...

Sep 16, 2004
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Frances, Ivan Contribute to Hurricane Studies

Seen through the eyes of the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite, the menacing clouds of Hurricanes Frances and Ivan provide a wealth of information that can help improve hurricane ...

Sep 16, 2004
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