Archive: 12/5/2005

Crystal of holes discovered: Unusual state of matter

The existence of an unusual state of matter, a crystal that consists entirely of holes, has been proven at Kiel University (Germany). As reported in the latest issue of Physical Review Letters (December 2nd , ...

Dec 05, 2005
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Huawei teams with Econet on Kiwi wireless

China's Huawei Technologies will join with Econet Wireless on a third-generation network project in Auckland, New Zealand, it was announced Monday.

Dec 05, 2005
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Swisscom still set on foreign buys

Swisscom confirmed Monday it will not be buying out Eircom but said it remains interested in acquiring foreign companies.

Dec 05, 2005
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Dog 'laugh' silences other dogs

Washington state researchers report discovering what might be the sound of dog laughter. The scientists say the long, loud pant they recorded has a calming or soothing effect on the behavior of other dogs, ABC News reported.

Dec 05, 2005
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Climate models need deeper roots, scientists say

By soaking up moisture with their roots and later releasing it from their leaves, plants play an active role in regulating the climate. In fact, in vegetated ecosystems, plants are the primary channels that connect the soil ...

Dec 05, 2005
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View of the Upper Atmosphere

Scientists from NASA and the National Science Foundation discovered a way to combine ground and space observations to create an unprecedented view of upper atmosphere disturbances during space storms.

Dec 05, 2005
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High-speed UMTS for 3G in the Americas with Nokia 6282

As part of its annual Capital Market Days event, Nokia today unveiled one of the industry's first mobile handsets designed to support 1900MHz UMTS networks expected to go online in the Americas during 2006.

Dec 05, 2005
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Designing the missions of the future

Action station, an asteroid is threatening our planet! The menace is real and a rapid response must be found. At ESA's Technical Centre in the Netherlands, engineers believe that they have found the solution: ...

Dec 05, 2005
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Space saving approach to satellite communications

Ken Teo and his team at the University of Cambridge have come up with a much more efficient and compact way to send signals from satellites. They have managed to use an array of carbon nanotubes to create a ...

Dec 05, 2005
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