Archive: 05/18/2005

World's First UV 'Ruler' Sizes Up Atomic World

The world's most accurate "ruler" made with extreme ultraviolet light has been built and demonstrated with ultrafast laser pulses by scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards ...

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With A Little Help From Your Friends: A New Way To Block Spam

Friends can help friends block spam -- or at least their computers can. So says a University of Florida computer engineer who has pioneered a new approach to zapping the junk e-mail that slows productivity and poses an inc ...

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International alliance to unlock secrets of Egyptian mummies

Two world-renowned teams of experts on Egyptian mummies have joined forces in an international effort to better understand disease and its treatment in ancient Egypt. The University of Manchester's Centre for Biomedical Egy ...

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New collision looks imminent for B-15A iceberg

The mammoth B-15A iceberg appears poised to strike another floating Antarctic ice feature, a month on from a passing blow that broke off the end of the Drygalski ice tongue. As this Envisat image reveals, ...

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Scientists develop novel multi-color light-emitting diodes

A team of University of California scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed the first completely inorganic, multi-color light-emitting diodes (LEDs) based on colloidal quantum dots encapsulated in a gallium ...

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Delivering next-generation mobile content

With mobile phones attaining almost universal coverage in Europe, the focus has now shifted to providing the next generation of content-rich applications and services to end users. The IST-funded project MAESTRO aims to ...

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Vision chip for new generation of 'human' robots

The University of Manchester is to help develop a new generation of robots with ‘human’ instincts. The REVERB project, which involves BAE Systems and a number of other leading UK Universities, is aimed at developing new ...

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palmOne's New LifeDrive Features 4GB Hard Drive

For those who demand more, palmOne introduces the all new LifeDrive mobile manager. With a huge 4GB hard drive and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless support, you can easily carry all the essentials of ...

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'Evolutionary leaps' questioned

New evidence from fossil fish, hundreds of millions of years old, casts doubt on the latest ideas about evolutionary theory. The research, by Dr Philip Donoghue of the University of Bristol and Dr Mark Pur ...

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Friday the 13th, 2029

by Dr. Tony Phillips Asteroid 2004 MN4 will come scarily close to Earth on April 13, 2029, but it will not hit Friday the 13th is supposed to be an unlucky day, the sort of day you trip on your shoe laces ...

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NTT DoCoMo Develops FOMA 901iS 'Mobile Wallet' Series

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today the development of the 3G FOMA 901iS series, five handsets equipped for mobile-wallet e-money, ticketing and other handy mobile smart-card functions. DoCoMo expects the new ...

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Sony's World's Smallest HD Consumer Camcorder

Sony announced the world's smallest and lightest high definition consumer camcorder with full HD resolution based on HDV 1080i. The ultra-compact HDR-HC1 Handycam camcorder fits comfortably in your hand, whi ...

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