Archive: 01/5/2011

Radiometer finds sources of fire

Forest fires usually spread out of control very quickly. Fires that produce a lot of smoke are particularly challenging for the emergency services, because the source of the fire is then especially hard to ...

dateJan 05, 2011 in Engineering
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Administration reverses on end-of-life counseling

(AP) -- Reversing a potentially controversial decision, the Obama administration will drop references to end-of-life counseling from the ground rules for Medicare's new annual checkup, the White House said Wednesday.

dateJan 05, 2011 in Health
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GM to expand OnStar outside of its own models

(AP) -- The OnStar safety system is escaping from the boundaries of General Motors and will be available in the spring to people who own cars and trucks made by other auto companies.

dateJan 05, 2011 in Other
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Court backs Uniloc in case against Microsoft

(AP) -- A federal appeals court reinstated a 2009 jury verdict Tuesday that Microsoft Corp. infringed on patents held by software maker Uniloc Inc., reversing a judge's decision to the contrary, but it also granted Microsoft ...

dateJan 05, 2011 in Business
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Window shopping, virtually

Researchers want to make shopping trips a special experience in future by enabling passers-by to operate window displays with hand and facial gestures. Four cameras record the 3-D positions of people’s ...

dateJan 05, 2011 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Dark ages seen in new light

(PhysOrg.com) -- Remnants of the first stars have helped astronomers get closer to unlocking the “dark ages” of the cosmos.

dateJan 05, 2011 in Astronomy
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