Archive: 11/26/2007

Burning out? Try logging off

You might think that a long vacation is the way to beat job burnout. But the kind of vacation you have is just as important – if not more important – than its length, concludes Prof. Dov Eden, an organizational psychologist ...

Nov 26, 2007
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Early Catholic leaders failed Aborigines

Australia's early Catholic bishops failed Aborigines by paying lip service to their plight and not providing enough resources to help them, according to a new historical study.

Nov 26, 2007
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Studies of ancient supercontinent don't match up

For a quarter-century or more, the prevailing view among geoscientists—supported by paleomagnetic records in rock—has been that the portion of the ancient supercontinent of Pangea that is now the Colorado Plateau in southern ...

Nov 26, 2007
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Watch Out for Flying Moondust

At Cape Canaveral, not far from the launch pad where the space shuttle lifts off, there's a ragged hole in a chain link fence. Its message: Watch out for flying boulders.

Nov 26, 2007
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Warning signals for drivers who like to listen to music

Listening to the radio can make it hard for drivers to hear the collision avoidance warning signals that are increasingly being introduced into new cars. Oxford University experimental psychologists have analysed ...

Nov 26, 2007
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Two Bobs in wireless world

The Wireless World Initiative (WWI) has developed prototype user-centred systems that will potentially enable millions of people to make the most of third-generation (3G) and beyond mobile technology to work, ...

Nov 26, 2007
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Double antennas deliver double the signal

Digital TV transmission techniques that deliver most benefit in the worst reception environments have been developed by a consortium of European researchers. The technologies promise to reduce the network infrastructure needed ...

Nov 26, 2007
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Wearing technology on your sleeve

You think the switch from typewriter to computer was a revolution? The next stage could see many of us interacting with computers inserted into our very clothes. A new project is exploring a range of applications ...

Nov 26, 2007
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