Archive: 21/11/2005

Shortage of physics teachers in the UK worse than ever

An independent report published today directly links the steep decline in the number of students taking A-level physics to the shortage of expert physics teachers. With over 30% of physics teachers due to retire in the next ...

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TI creates chip for mobile-phone GPS

Texas Instruments has a new chip on the market that will accommodate next-level assisted global positioning systems installed in cell phones.

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Molecules that suck

The interaction between the tip of a scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) and atoms or molecules bound to a surface can be used to construct impressive nanostructures, such as the 'quantum corral'.

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Meaning from chaos

Transmitting light-based signals by embedding them in chaos doesn't sound like a particularly good idea. But in last week's issue of Nature, Claudio Mirasso and co-workers show otherwise. They have demonstrated that it is ...

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TiVo downloads for portable devices

TiVo is set to introduce a service that will allow recorded television shows to be downloaded to iPods and other similar portable devices.

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Networking: Mesh networks taking off

Mesh networking -- the innovative wireless technology that delivers broadband content to computers -- is poised for deployment at a rate that may grow tenfold over the next five years, experts tell United Press International's ...

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