Archive: 03/17/2006

Rising salary may blunt India's BPO edge

Despite the fact that with an expected growth of nearly 28 percent in the financial year 2005-06, scorching growth continues to be the trend this year too, India's money spinning IT-ITeS industry that earns about $36 billion ...

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France accused of not disclosing bird flu

A former British health minister and European Parliament member has accused French officials of not disclosing the discovery of a wild duck with bird flu.

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Using 'Minutiae' to Match Fingerprints Can Be Accurate

A study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology shows that computerized systems that match fingerprints using interoperable minutiae templates—mathematical representations of a fingerprint image—can ...

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New 'Liquid Lens' Data for Immersion Lithography

New data on the properties of potential "liquid lenses" compiled by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could help the semiconductor industry continue to shrink feature sizes on computer chips.

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Algorithm Advance Produces Quantum Calculation Record

Two theoreticians from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Indiana University have published the most accurate values yet for fundamental atomic properties of a molecule -- values calculated from theory ...

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Tiny Bubbles in Nanofilms

A group of theoretical physicists at the University of Arkansas has demonstrated that under applied voltages, thin films composed of technologically important ferroelectric materials form "nanobubbles," which ...

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1906-type earthquake could be devastating

If a similar magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit San Francisco as it did in 1906, the damage would be on the magnitude of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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Nearly 70 percent of U.K. uses digital TV

More then 17 million homes in the United Kingdom -- nearly 70 percent -- use digital TV, the most of any nation in the world, according to a report by Ofcom.

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