Archive: 04/9/2009

Few Android phones ... yet

We were told to expect them. Over the last few weeks the Web has been awash with speculation that many handset makers would unveil competitors to the G1, the first mobile phone to operate on Google's Android ...

Apr 09, 2009 2 / 5 (2) 0

How to choose a surge protector

Question: The consensus is that it's proper to insert surge protectors between the power source and the computer. The question is, how big? How many joules? Is it true that they "wear out" in a year or so?

Apr 09, 2009 5 / 5 (2) 2

Towards a natural pacemaker

Artificial heart pacemakers have saved and extended the lives of thousands of people, but they have their shortcomings - such as a fixed pulse rate and a limited life. Could a permanent biological solution be possible?

Apr 09, 2009 4 / 5 (2) 0

The Physics of Pizza Tossing

(PhysOrg.com) -- As dough flies through the air, transforming from a ball into a disk in the chef’s experienced hands, pizza tossing can definitely be thought of as an art. But, as a recent study shows, ...

Apr 09, 2009 3.6 / 5 (16) 5 feature

Hemp could be key to zero-carbon houses

Hemp, a plant from the cannabis family, could be used to build carbon-neutral homes of the future to help combat climate change and boost the rural economy, say researchers at the University of Bath.

Apr 09, 2009 4.8 / 5 (9) 5