Nanotech Speakers Hold Promise for Sonar Uses
(PhysOrg.com) -- UT Dallas researchers have found that carbon nanotube sheets perform well as underwater sound generators and noise-canceling speakers, two highly desirable traits for submarine sonar and stealth ...
ASUS Launches the EeeKeyboard PC
ASUS today launches the EeeKeyboard PC -- a fully-functional PC concealed within a svelte and stylish keyboard.
The sound of silence: an end to noisy communications
It has happened to almost everyone. You are sitting on a train or a bus and someone right next to you is annoyingly shouting into his or her mobile phone.
'Coffee Talk' Disappearing In Native New Yorkers
In the early 1990s, comedian Mike Myers regularly dressed up in a giant wig, gaudy fake nails and gigantic sunglasses to become Linda Richman -- a stereotypical New Yorker who had fits of feeling "verklempt" ...
Linguist uses Internet to study how we say things
(PhysOrg.com) -- Mats Rooth, a Cornell linguist, will use software to study distinctions of prosody (rhythm, stress and intonation) in language by hunting for word patterns on the Internet.
Samsung Presents New Ultra Portable Data Projector
Samsung Electronics today announced the upcoming release of its latest P Series (Portable) Projector, the P410M, an LED-based DLP Pocket Projector. Weighing less than two pounds, the P410M’s compact design ...
Study finds that children can learn a second language in preschool
Interim results from an international research project which looks at bilingual education reveal that children can learn a second language as early as preschool.
Study calls for new approach to teaching English as a lingua franca
A study at the University of Leicester highlights the need for a new approach to the teaching of English pronunciation given that English is now a lingua franca, with more non-native speakers in the world than native speakers.
French paper goes global, risks ridicule with translation
A leading French business newspaper is launching a multi-lingual version of its website using automatic translation, dispensing with journalists but producing often comic results.
Exposure to two languages carries far-reaching benefits
People who can speak two languages are more adept at learning a new foreign language than their monolingual counterparts, according to research conducted at Northwestern University. And their bilingual advantage persists ...
Samsung Announces New Mini Notebooks
Samsung Electronics today announced the N110 and N120 as the newest additions to their mini notebook lineup. The N110 and N120 are both currently available through Samsung.com and online retailers with an ...
Lip-reading computers can detect different languages
Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have created lip-reading computers that can distinguish between different languages.
Pharmacies plan to translate drug instructions
(AP) -- Five major pharmacy chains agreed Tuesday to print drug instructions at their New York stores in five languages other than English and indicated that they plan to expand the option to other states.
iPod speakers: New offerings cute, compact, colorful
So many iPod speaker systems are available that finding the "best" could take a year. But you can sort speaker systems by style or function, so today's theme is cute and portable.