Archive: 16/09/2004

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 ...

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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 exceeds the limits, ...

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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. ...

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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 wondered why ...

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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 products ...

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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 in Sydney, ...

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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 structure of rainfall ...

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