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Technology News Archive - October 21, 2005

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The debate over the best medium-term solution for cleaner cars looks set to lengthen as auto executives in Japan for the Tokyo Motor Show this week discussed more, not fewer, options for weaning cars off oil.

You fill up your "empty" fuel tank at the gas station and the pump charges you for more gallons than the tank's rated capacity. Are you being deliberately overcharged?

How do you build an infrared (IR) camera that is small enough to fit on a mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) without cryogenic cooling? Call in the nanobots.

Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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