Archive: 11/8/2005

NTT to Launch 'iD' Credit Card Brand for Mobile Payments

NTT DoCoMo announced today its new iD™ credit card brand for card issuers, which will enable DoCoMo customers to make credit card payments with the "Osaifu-Keitai" mobile phone equipped with wallet functions. The brand ...

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ISS crew 12 performed the first spacewalk

NASA astronaut Bill McArthur and Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev performed the first spacewalk of their six-month stay on the international space station. They installed a new camera and discarded an inactive science probe.

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GANDALF conjures up faster, seamless Internet technique

As the white wizard of Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings, Gandalf had some astounding abilities. As his modern namesake, the GANDALF project is set to cast a spell over the Internet world by offering unprecedented data transfer ...

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How do massive stars form?

In an upcoming issue, the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics will publish the most complete picture of a “triggered” star-forming region. Induced (or “triggered”) star formation is one of the processes that are suppos ...

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Flash Memory Boom

If you’re not familiar with flash memory, you should be. It’s poised to make a whole host of older technologies obsolete – all to your advantage. You probably own some and are not even aware of it. ...

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Physicist Proposes New Way to Rank Scientific Output

Publications in peer-reviewed journals are the yardstick by which academic scientists compare their work with their colleagues. But is the best measure of a scientist’s worth the total number of his or her published papers? ...

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Avoid the hookah and save your teeth

Researchers say smoking a hookah is becoming increasingly trendy item in Mediterranean restaurants, cafes and bars -- but it can damage your teeth.

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Study: Less ice on New England rivers

Federal scientists say there's increasing evidence the number of days of ice on northern New England rivers have declined significantly in recent decades.

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