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 ...

Mar 04, 2009
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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 ...

Mar 04, 2009
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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 ...

Mar 04, 2009
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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.

Mar 04, 2009
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Scatological clues lead to an intimate view

The guys were all stressed out. There were new infants in the community, and the guys knew from experience that that's when invaders were likely to come and kill the babies, particularly the male infants. ...

Mar 04, 2009
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