Archive: 03/4/2009

Whale sonar: Two pings are better than one

Many whale species have sonar systems that send out two pings at once, allowing them to detect underwater objects with greater accuracy than even the most sophisticated human technologies, according to a study ...

dateMar 04, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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This hard drive is hardened to disasters

Anyone who has been reading my column or listening to my radio talk show "Computer America" knows I have been preaching the back-up mantra for years. If I ever decide to have a bumper sticker on my car, it will read: "It's ...

dateMar 04, 2009 in Hardware
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Finding our own little worlds has never been easier

What an author won't do for a book. In 2004, San Jose State University associate professor Andy Wood decided to embark upon an experiment: He would fly from San Jose to New York, rent a car and drive back the 3,000 miles ...

dateMar 04, 2009 in Other
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Roku teams with Amazon to stream videos

Roku, maker of a $100 box that delivers streaming Netflix videos to consumers' TVs, is teaming with Amazon.com to vastly increase the number of movies and TV episodes consumers can watch through the device.

dateMar 04, 2009 in Internet
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