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 ...

Jan 05, 2011
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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.

Jan 05, 2011
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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.

Jan 05, 2011
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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 ...

Jan 05, 2011
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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 ...

Jan 05, 2011
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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.

Jan 05, 2011
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