Archive: 11/21/2005

Shoppers to hit Net for 'Cyber Monday'

Make way for "Cyber Monday," when after the Thanksgiving weekend holiday Americans are expected to go online in record numbers to shop.

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3,000 Xbox 360s on pre-sale at eBay

eBay said Monday almost 3,000 Xbox 360 games are available for pre-sale, ahead of the official sale of the product at midnight Tuesday.

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Laptops, funds not enough to shrink digital gap

From talks about launching the $100 laptop to setting up a technology investment fund, poorer nations made certain that addressing the digital divide between the wealthy and impoverished countries was addressed at the latest ...

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Spirit Marks 1st Martian Year

Spirit, the untiring robotic "wonder child" sent by NASA to explore the eerily earthlike fourth planet from the sun, has completed one martian year--that's almost two Earth years--on Mars. Designed to last ...

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Flight Tests Confirm New Technologies Can Help Quiet The Skies

According to recent flight tests involving NASA and corporate industry, new technologies can help silence jet aircraft, both in the passenger cabin and on the ground. The three-week flight test program, called the Quiet Technology ...

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The Impossible Is Possible: Laser Light from Silicon

Silicon has made its way into everything from computers to cameras. But a silicon laser? Physically impossible – until now. A Brown University research team led by Jimmy Xu has engineered the first directly ...

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Shortage of physics teachers in the UK worse than ever

An independent report published today directly links the steep decline in the number of students taking A-level physics to the shortage of expert physics teachers. With over 30% of physics teachers due to retire in the next ...

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TI creates chip for mobile-phone GPS

Texas Instruments has a new chip on the market that will accommodate next-level assisted global positioning systems installed in cell phones.

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