Archive: 09/6/2005

Translator for movie worlds

Even the film industry has to contend with the annoyance of incompatible standards. Converters can do more than provide a transition between European and US television. Scientists are displaying the prototype of a multi-purpose ...

Sep 06, 2005
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Surround sound via headphones

Music fans will soon be able to enjoy high-quality surround sound even when traveling: Ensonido creates an illusion of several loudspeakers for the ears wearing stereo headphones. The software measures the ...

Sep 06, 2005
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New search engine 'revolutionary'

A 26-year-old PhD student from the University of New South Wales has patented a new way of exploring the web that could revolutionise existing search engines. Developed by Ori Allon, the Orion (TM) search engine is designed to ...

Sep 06, 2005
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Miss. River wetlands must be reconstructed

Scientists say the New Orleans flooding might have been prevented had the Mississippi River's delta and barrier islands been intact. But now the scientists say a Manhattan Project-style effort must be made to restore the ...

Sep 06, 2005
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Private space launch to be announced

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson reportedly is ready to announce the first in a series of launches from his state's new Southwest Regional Spaceport.

Sep 06, 2005
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Crime Scene Investigation: Can maths tell what happened?

The next Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes could well be a mathematician, suggest researchers speaking at the British Association Festival of Science in Dublin today. Mathematics is playing such an increasingly important rol ...

Sep 06, 2005
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Animals and Human Experience the Same Emotions

The link between humans and animals may be closer than we may have realised. Research by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has found that our furry relatives may share many of the same emotions that humans experience ...

Sep 06, 2005
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Driving improved automotive chip design

A recently completed EU project developed better tools for integrated microcircuit design; achieved some world firsts in performance analysis and now may even spin off a new company to commercialise some of its new technologies. ...

Sep 06, 2005
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Star eats companion

ESA's Integral space observatory, together with NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer spacecraft, has found a fast-spinning pulsar in the process of devouring its companion. This finding supports the theory tha ...

Sep 06, 2005
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IT hiring increasing in the United States

Information-technology employment is increasing, and the greatest expansion appears to be coming from computer-network design and related services, with Internet companies, software developers and even consumer-product firms ...

Sep 06, 2005
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Darwinism on trial in Kansas

Kansas is reportedly ready to approve teaching standards requiring Darwin's theory of evolution be challenged in the classroom.

Sep 06, 2005
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Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

20 years later a UN report provides definitive answers and ways to repair lives A total of up to four thousand people could eventually die of radiation exposure from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) accident nearly 20 ...

Sep 06, 2005
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Silicon Nanotechnology to Combat Biowarfare Agents

In fall 2001, several letters containing deadly spores were sent to targeted spots across the county. The documents threatened the lives of postal workers, government administrative workers, officials and others. ...

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