Archive: 10/27/2005

Nokia, MIT to research on mobile tech

Nokia said Thursday it will work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to research on mobile computing and communications technologies.

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Steam propels game software sales online

Walking into a store, snagging a piece of game software from the shelves and purchasing it at the register may be about to change in the next few years. Recently, several firms have broken away from traditional retail models ...

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LA county beaches most unhealthful

Los Angeles County swimming beaches this summer reportedly contained the highest levels of bacteria measured during the last five years in California.

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Text messaging could make U.S. gains

The United States has lagged behind Europe and Japan when it comes to text-messaging from cell phones, but that gap is closing rapidly, according to a recent report.

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Indian burial site found near New York

Heavy rains and high waves last week uncovered what might be an important early American Indian burial site at Indian Island County Park in Riverhead, N.Y.

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Study: King Tut liked red wine best

A University of Barcelona research team has discovered Egypt's King Tutankhamun was partial to wine, preferring red over white.

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Deercam TV project

The University of Missouri-Columbia says it has developed a wireless video camera that's placed on a deer's head to see how it behaves away from humans.

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House OKs astronauts on Soyuz spacecraft

U.S. astronauts would be allowed to fly on Russian Soyuz spacecraft through 2011 under a measure passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Researchers light up 'dark' spins in diamond

Discovery could lead to room temperature quantum computing Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have potentially opened up a new avenue toward room temperature quantum information processing. By demonstrating the ability to image ...

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Liquidmetal: Redefining metals for the 21st century

A revolution in metals has arrived. NASA, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the U.S. Department of Energy united to help develop a new building material. "Liquidmetal" is a type of alloy, a mix of three ...

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New study supports controversial evolutionary theory

A paper published today in Nature provides strong support for a controversial 50-year-old-evolutionary hypothesis of how species are formed. The paper uses a north Queensland frog species, the green-eyed tree-frog Litoria ge ...

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Research Explains Wide Variations in Animal Sleep Habits

An extensive research analysis by a neuroscientist at UCLA's Semel Institute and the Veterans Affairs' Neurobiology Research Laboratory concludes that environment and diet largely determine sleep needs. Appearing in the Oct ...

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