News tagged with direction

Spotting evidence of directed percolation

A team of physicists has, for the first time, seen convincing experimental evidence for directed percolation, a phenomenon that turns up in computer models of the ways diseases spread through a population ...

Nov 17, 2009
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Modified Bluetooth speeds up telemedicine

A telemedicine system based on a modified version of the Bluetooth wireless protocol can transfer patient data, such as medical images from patient to the healthcare provider's mobile device for patient assessment almost ...

Nov 02, 2009
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New Wi-Fi technology to let gadgets talk directly

(AP) -- Starting in mid-2010, new versions of gadgets like cameras, cell phones and computers will be able to talk to each other using Wi-Fi without needing to connect to a wireless network first.

Oct 14, 2009
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TomTom to pay Microsoft to end patent fight

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, on Monday said it settled a patent dispute over car navigation technology with TomTom NV for an undisclosed amount.

Mar 30, 2009
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Teaching science: Is discovery better than telling?

Western Michigan University researchers have discovered that in the academic debate over whether young science students learn more through experimenting or direct instruction, there's little difference.

Feb 16, 2009
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Tiny lasers get a notch up

Tiny disk-shaped lasers as small as a speck of dust could one day beam information through optical computers. Unfortunately, a perfect disk will spray light out, not as a beam, but in all directions. New theoretical results, ...

Jan 22, 2009
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Small changes can lead to big rewards, says ASN president

Small changes can lead to big rewards, such as maintaining a healthy weight, American Society for Nutrition (ASN) President James O. Hill, PhD, describes in a recent report. The article, to be published in the February issue ...

Jan 13, 2009
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