Archive: 05/17/2005

Waves of Power

New buoys convert the ocean's energy into electricity Whether witnessed as destructive waves, gently rolling swells or mesmerizing rhythms along the shoreline, the sea's energy is immense. In fact, experts esti ...

May 17, 2005
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LG releases world's first DMB notebook PC

Global and regional digital leader LG Electronics has unveiled the world's first terrestrial digital multimedia broadcast receiving mobile (DMB) television-enabled notebook computers. Users can now watch hig ...

May 17, 2005
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NASA's CloudSat Spacecraft Arrives at Launch Site

A NASA spacecraft designed to reveal the inner secrets of Earth's clouds has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to begin final launch preparations. The CloudSat spacecraft arrived at Vandenberg fro ...

May 17, 2005
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Math Says Homeland Security Committee Most Partisan

The Select Committee on Homeland Security is one of the most partisan in the U.S. House of Representatives. No, that’s not the latest finding of a Washington think-tank, it’s the results of a new analysis ...

May 17, 2005
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Engineers to Develop Robot Swarms from MARS

Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a $5 million grant from the Department of Defense to develop large-scale "swarms" of robots that could work together to thoroughly search large areas from the ground ...

May 17, 2005
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Like the Famous Doughboy, Nanotubes Give When Poked

Smaller, faster computers, bullet proof t-shirts and itty-bitty robots, such are the promises of nanotechnology and the cylinder-shaped collection of carbon molecules known as nanotubes. But in order for these ...

May 17, 2005
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Verizon Wireless Adds palmOne Treo 650

palmOne, Inc. today announced that the award-winning Treo 650 smartphone now is available to Verizon Wireless customers. The Treo 650 combines a compact, full-featured mobile phone with email, a Palm OS organizer, ...

May 17, 2005
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Curious About Your Vital Signs? One Day Soon, Check Your Laptop

The cameras and MP3 players are fun, but the next wave of add-ons for cell phones and laptops may help users keep track of their health. A University of Florida engineer has built a working prototype for a small, portable sys ...

May 17, 2005
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