Archive: 12/7/2005

Consumer preference often drives tech

There may be many great techno ideas out there. But if the consumer is not looking for great ideas and only wants something easy to use, these concepts may never see the light of day. The trick is understanding the consumer.

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New algorithm improves robot vision

Except in fanciful movies like 2003's The Matrix Revolutions, where fearsome squid-like robots maneuvered with incredible ease, most robots are too clumsy to move around obstacles at high speeds. This is tru ...

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Russian astronaut training flap reported

Russia's Federal Space Agency says it is not ready to assume control of the Gagarin Astronaut Training Center, the Novosti news agency reported.

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Brazilian astronaut OK'd for ISS mission

Russian Space Agency medical officials say Brazil's first astronaut, Marcos Pontes, has been cleared to fly to the International Space Station.

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Large Himalaya earthquakes may occur sooner than expected

While the rupture zones of recent major earthquakes are immune to similar-sized earthquakes for hundreds of years, they could be vulnerable to even bigger destructive temblors sooner than scientists suspect, according to ...

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LG Launches the World's First 'Time Machine DMB Phone'

LG Electronics announced the launch of the world's first 'Time Machine satellite DMB handset, LG-SB130/KB1300. The 'Time Machine TV Phone' is equipped with the 'Time Machine' function so that users can continue ...

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Cassini's Photo Album From a Season of Icy Moons

Wrapping up a phenomenally successful year of observing Saturn's icy moons, the Cassini mission is releasing a flood of new views of the moons Enceladus, Dione, Rhea, Hyperion and Iapetus.

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Intel: New Material to Help Chips Run Cooler, Use Less Energy

Intel Corporation today announced development of a new, ultra-fast, yet very low power prototype transistor using new materials that could form the basis of its microprocessors and other logic products beginning in the second ...

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