Archive: 05/30/2006

Iraq's marshes showing fast recovery

Re-flooding of Iraq's destroyed Mesopotamian marshes has resulted in what scientists say is a remarkable rate of recovery for its plants, fish and birds.

dateMay 30, 2006 in
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St. Helens again spews steam and ash

Mount St. Helens displayed a Memorial Day reminder of its might, shooting steam and an ash plume to an altitude of about 20,000 feet.

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Nano World: Superior nanowire transistors

Transistors made with semiconductor wires just nanometers or billionths of a meter wide can exceed the performance of current state-of-the-art silicon transistors by three or four times, experts tell UPI's Nano World.

dateMay 30, 2006 in Nanophysics
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Text chat becoming useful customer service

Though it's long been thought that customer service by means of online text chat is too expensive and inefficient to deploy, it's starting to become a useful business tool, according to new research.

dateMay 30, 2006 in Software
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Networking: Old hardware, new applications

The market for virtual servers -- software that lets computer users employ more than one operating system, whether it is Windows or Linux, on a single server -- is surging. Experts tell UPI's Networking that more than 45 ...

dateMay 30, 2006 in Software
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Home broadband users up 40 percent

More Americans are adopting broadband in their homes, according to a report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, finding that the adoption rate grew by 40 percent from March 2005 to 2006.

dateMay 30, 2006 in Telecom
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Interiors of extrasolar planets: A first step

A team of European astronomers, led by T. Guillot (CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, France), will publish a new study of the physics of Pegasids (also known as hot Jupiters) in Astronomy & Astrophysics. They f ...

dateMay 30, 2006 in Astronomy
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