Archive: 03/31/2006

New String-Theory Notion Redefines the Big Bang

String theory — the concept that all particles can be represented as strings or string-loops of incredibly minute length, oscillating at various frequencies — was initially developed to help explain why quarks, the tiny ...

Mar 31, 2006 3.6 / 5 (168) 1 feature

Online art auction takes off in India.

For Vasudevarao Umesh, a small-time art-shop owner in Bangalore from where he sells paintings and other art objects, earning money as a medical transcriptionist from his shop's computer was just a way of cashing in on India's ...

Mar 31, 2006 3.4 / 5 (9) 0

Wireless World: Religious ringtones

The muezzin is calling. But the cleric is not in a minaret, above the town square, reminding all that it is time to face Mecca and pray. He's a digital muezzin, calling on the mobile phone of the worldwide faithful, with ...

Mar 31, 2006 1 / 5 (2) 0

'March Madness' effects observed in ultracold gases

Physicists at Harvard University, George Mason University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered new quantum effects in ultracold gases that may lead to improved understanding ...

Mar 31, 2006 4.2 / 5 (12) 0