Archive: 23/12/2004

The malware attack against mobile phones is mounting

The security challenges in the mobile environment are similar to the problems we have encountered in the PC world. Open platforms are becoming popular in smartphones, for example the Symbian operating system is used in more ...

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Synthetic biology: Researchers mass produce genes on a chip

Imagine that the bricks used to build a house cost $1,000 each—building a home would be cost prohibitive. Similarly, the bricks to build living organisms—genes and genetic assemblies—can cost thousands of dollars to ...

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NASA Finds Polluted Clouds Hold Less Moisture & Cool Earth Less

A NASA study found some clouds that form on tiny haze particles are not cooling the Earth as much as previously thought. These findings have implications for the ability to predict changes in climate. Andrew Ackerman, a scientist ...

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ASU Scientists Part of 'Next Step' in Mars Exploration

Though two rovers are still running on Mars, NASA is already planning a return and once again a number of Arizona State University scientists are lined up to play key roles. The mission is called the Mars Science Laboratory ...

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New mixing method for microchip-sized labs

By alternating the flow of fluid through tiny plastic pipes, a team of mechanical engineers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has discovered a new and speedier way to mix liquids, which in turn will someday produce ...

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ASU Satellite Missing

Boeing Co. Delta IV heavy-lift rocket failed to put a communications satellite, that was developed by Arizona State University, in the orbit it was supposed to. Boeing said the failure was apparently caused by a shorter-than-planned ...

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Nokia Lifeblog Software

Nokia today announced that Nokia Lifeblog 1.5 is now available at http://www.nokia.com/lifeblog . Nokia Lifeblog is a mobile phone and PC application that keeps an organized multimedia diary of the items collected with your ...

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Disappearing in dry quicksand

People and even vehicles disappearing in the desert: they are popular myths of desert travelers. In famous books writers like T.E. Lawrence, 'Lawrence of Arabia', let these things happen. They could be more realistic than ...

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