Archive: 09/16/2005

Deal launches Canada broadband network

A deal was announced Friday that will lead to a wireless broadband network that will serve much of Canada in less than three years.

Sep 16, 2005
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California game restrictions defended

A bill that would restrict access to overly violent or X-rated video games was defended Friday as being constitutionally sound.

Sep 16, 2005
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Stopping wireless ID theft

A New Jersey State Superior Court judge this week ordered a company that had acquired customer names from a major wireless carrier without its permission to refrain from selling those customer profiles to others and to surrender ...

Sep 16, 2005
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Night Vision System for Cars

At the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Siemens has introduced a night vision system that works with infrared technology. With this innovation, Siemens has also become the first automotive industry ...

Sep 16, 2005
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This Week on ISS

Life for the two crew members on board the International Space Station has been busy this week. They installed a replacement part for an oxygen-generating system, unpacked a recently arrived cargo carrier and disassembled ...

Sep 16, 2005
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Study suggests new way of making super-hard nanomaterials

Research conducted by a team of scientists led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory suggests a new way of making super-hard materials under high-pressure conditions. The research offers a glimpse at harder ...

Sep 16, 2005
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Ghostly spokes in Saturn's rings spotted by Cassini

Delighted scientists on the Cassini imaging team will be breaking out the champagne in celebration of the first Cassini sighting of spokes, the ghostly radial markings discovered in Saturn's rings by NASA's ...

Sep 16, 2005
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Internet2 fall meeting to be Netcast

Next week's fall meeting of Internet2 will be available on live Netcast. The meeting, which will take place in Philadelphia Sept. 19-22, is a forum for the latest scientific research into Internet technology.

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Arctic sea ice may be at 'tipping point'

Arctic ice melting may have accelerated to a "tipping point" that will produce a vicious cycle of melting and heating, U.S. scientists say.

Sep 16, 2005
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NASA to replace shuttle

NASA's plan to replace the space shuttle with a spacecraft to take astronauts to the moon and Mars has been approved, U.S. officials said.

Sep 16, 2005
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Delivering on digital content’s full potential

The hardware and software developed by a European project aims to unleash the full potential of digital media by offering the secure creation, delivery and consumption of audiovisual media across a wide range of hybrid networks ...

Sep 16, 2005
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New trigonometry is a sign of the times

Mathematics students have cause to celebrate. A University of New South Wales academic, Dr Norman Wildberger, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric ...

Sep 16, 2005
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Solar Minimum Explodes

Just one week ago, on Sept. 7th, a huge sunspot rounded the sun's eastern limb. As soon as it appeared, it exploded, producing one of the brightest x-ray solar flares of the Space Age. In the days that followed, ...

Sep 16, 2005
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