Archive: 04/19/2006

Low cost Internet access at sea

Through a project supported by the European Space Agency, the UK-based company Wired Ocean Ltd can now provide enhanced Internet access for ships at sea at a much lower cost than was previously possible. Although ...

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Why nerve cells work faster than the theory allows

With accuracy unknown until now, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Göttingen together with the neurophysiologist Maxim ...

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Report finds turnaround in tech industry

A new report found that 61,000 net jobs were added to the hi-tech industry for a total of 5.6 million tech jobs in 2005, indicating a turnaround in the industry, according to a trade association.

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The Web: WTO's gambling deadline missed

A deadline imposed by The World Trade Organization for the Bush administration to clarify its stance on online gambling passed earlier this month, without a public response from the government, gaming experts are telling ...

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Samsung makes first 2GB phone memory card

Samsung Wednesday unveiled a 2 gigabyte MultiMediaCard (MMCmicro) memory card that it called the "smallest, fastest and highest capacity memory card for mobile phones." It combines four 4Gbit NAND flash devices.

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Chemical Storage Units

Oscillating chemical reactions occur far beyond thermodynamic equilibrium. The Belousov–Zhabotinsky (BZ) reactions are among the most thoroughly investigated of these. In the BZ reaction a dicarboxylic acid, for example, ...

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Cassini Controllers Overcome Software Glitch

NASA mission controllers said Friday that Cassini remains in "an excellent state of health and is operating normally" – although they did encounter a serious software problem last week that required a bit ...

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Russian Satellite Failure Caused By Space Garbage

The cause of the March 29 failure of the Russian Ekspress AM11 communications satellite has been confirmed as a collision with space trash, a Russian official told the state Novosti new agency Monday.

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