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Technology News Archive - February 22, 2005

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Dialing for a diagnosis, doctors in Switzerland say cell phone photos of leg ulcers usually provide enough information to assess and treat most patients, saving those patients the trouble and cost of transport to the clinic.

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Soon we may be able to fill the bath, turn the lights on and play our favourite CD without moving from our chair or pressing a button. Technology, developed by ESA for European spacecraft, is now being used to create small sensors that can make any flat surface – walls, windows or tables – interactive.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.