Archive: 12/5/2004

NASA Satellites See El Nino Creep in From the Indian Ocean

Scientists studied the winds and rains in the eastern Indian Ocean for hints at developing El Ninos. They used that information to create an "Index" or gauge that accurately predicted the El Nino of 2002-2003. ...

Dec 05, 2004
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An added dimension for virtual museums

Culture vultures enjoy exploring museum collections online. New 3D technology promises to make their experience richer still. With a mouse click, people can manipulate valuable objects as if they were in their own hands. ...

Dec 05, 2004
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When will the ice age cometh?

University of Leeds and Cambridge research into climate change, published today (December 2nd) in Science Express, reveals that there is no regular pattern in the duration of warm phases (interglacials) on land over the last ...

Dec 05, 2004
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Stellar nova simulations

New results from experiments at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility will lead to improved models and perhaps a better understanding of what happens when stars explode. Dan Bardayan, Jeff Blackmon and Michael Smith ...

Dec 05, 2004
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Student satellite almost ready for space

Building a satellite takes years and costs millions. Well, not always. Nearly one hundred students from all over Europe have been working hard on SSETI Express. From the drawing board to launch in less than one year, all ...

Dec 05, 2004
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Researchers use physics to analyze dynamics of bestsellers

A glowing report in The New York Times or a public relations blitz might send a book's sales soaring temporarily, but such heady buzz doesn't hold up like good old-fashioned word-of-mouth, says a group of researchers that ...

Dec 05, 2004
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Human Activity to Blame For 2003 Heatwave

Human activity has increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and more than doubled the risk of record-breaking hot European summers, like that of 2003, according to a new study by Peter Stott from the Met Office's Hadley ...

Dec 05, 2004
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How the clear blue Med is washed up and dead

As millions of holidaymakers will testify, the Mediterranean is uniquely clear – and blue – unlike the cloudy grey of many coastal waters. But how many of its grateful bathers realise that the Med is so crystal clear ...

Dec 05, 2004
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Television phones to become a reality

Talking to your family and friends through your television could soon become a reality, if the set-top-box technology developed by Red Embedded Design Co Ltd receives the investment it is looking for at the Connect Yorkshire ...

Dec 05, 2004
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Eyeing the future of ubiquitous computing

A future in which computers become pervasive, unobtrusive and almost invisible is being brought a step closer by EYES, an IST programme-funded project addressing many of the challenges of creating the sensor networks needed ...

Dec 05, 2004
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Thinking about moving? Let brain waves do the walking

Using brain waves to control screen cursor movements, rather than moving a mouse by hand, seems like science fiction! Yet such direct control over our environment is an integral part of the development work being undertaken ...

Dec 05, 2004
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