Archive: 18/01/2006

Napster tops half-million subscribers

Music-download pioneer Napster reports it has passed the 500,000 subscriber mark as it continues to re-establish itself after a landmark court battle.

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New search engine uses human touch

Humans are better at information-gathering than computers. That's the philosophy behind PreFound, the Web's new community-based search engine.

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Study: How the Brain Makes a Whole out of Parts

When a human looks at a number, letter or other shape, neurons in various areas of the brain's visual center respond to different components of that shape, almost instantaneously fitting them together like a puzzle to create ...

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Meteorologists: Wilma wasn't major

Meteorologists say Wilma was a less-than-major hurricane as it crossed Florida Oct. 24, leaving nearly 6 million South Floridians without power.

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Europe starts largest climate study ever

The University of Liverpool has started Europe's largest climate change experiment ever to determine the impact of global warming on freshwater systems.

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Where now for agent-based computing?

AgentLink III, as its name suggests, was the third project in the series and author of the roadmap. Funded by the IST programme, it addressed the current state-of-the-art and postulated likely future directions for agent-based ...

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Microwaves + Nanoparticles = Ultrafast, Ultrasensitive Assays

Using a relatively new technique that relies on silver nanoparticles to amplify a diagnostic fluorescent signal and low power microwaves to accelerate binding of a diagnostically important molecule with the protein used to ...

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