Archive: 10/7/2005

An organic thyristor

An organic salt that can be switched between two different conducting states is reported in September in the journal Nature.

Oct 07, 2005
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Firms debut 100 Mbps broadband in Japan

An industry consortium in Japan has unveiled technology capable of providing home broadband speed up to 100 megabits per second over existing cable.

Oct 07, 2005
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Wireless World: Spychips invading privacy?

Chips that track boxes on trucks and ships soon may be sophisticated enough to monitor every move of consumers, a controversial new book claims.

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NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour Comes To Life

Engineers cheered as electricity coursed through Space Shuttle Endeavour today for the first time in two years. The powering of Endeavour signaled the end of the orbiter's major modification period at NASA's Kennedy Space ...

Oct 07, 2005
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Report: DirecTV to promote own 'Tivo' box

DirecTV is reportedly set to unveil its digital video recorder next week in what is seen as a direct challenge to the increasingly popular TiVo device.

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India frets mobile-phone congestion

Indian officials are warning that the boom in the cell-phone market may be too much for the nation's infrastructure to handle.

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Venezuela closes foreign tech companies

Venezuela offices of Microsoft, IBM and other foreign tech companies were closed Thursday on the orders of the government's tax authorities.

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Expedition Crews Continue Handover

With less than a week remaining in its time aboard the space station, the Expedition 11 crew is busy handing over operations to the Expedition 12 crew.

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Intelligent Robots To Be A Larger Part Of Space Exploration

Meet Gromit and K-9. They are the two latest robots NASA is using to help improve space exploration. Although they may look similar to the robots already on Mars, Gromit and K-9 have much more complex, built-in intelligence. ...

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Opening The Door To New Materials For Exploration

Scientists just got their space-bound luggage back after a four-year wait. On October 3, containers filled with experimental materials that might one day be used to build the vehicles that carry humans to Mars were opened ...

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Dark Matter – One Mystery Solved (Update)

Until recently cosmologists could not explain why elliptical galaxies did not appear to have dark matter haloes surrounding them, which is known to exist in other types of galaxies. Analyzing data from a simulation ...

Oct 07, 2005
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Unlocking the organic composition of ancient asteroids

New technology discovers primitive organic matter in 4.5 billion year old meteorites Meteorites contain fragments of asteroids brought about by collisions within the asteroid belt. These meteorites have not been exposed ...

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Air quality in West going south

Texas air, already bad, will get a tad worse and Midwest air may actually improve, says EPA study of global warming on U.S. regional air quality. By mid-century, air quality throughout the Western United States ...

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