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Technology News Archive - July 31, 2005

Growth in online enrollment of college courses increased from 19.8% in 2003 to 24.8% in 2004. With the continued investments in online course development and a consumer desire for flexible 24/7 learning, there is no evidence that enrollment rates will slow.

Oakley Inc. is jumping into the electronic age with sunglasses that play music and work with cell phones as it targets gadget lovers who want more than just protection from the sun.

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"Oh my God! It's him!" squeals 21-year-old Fatima as her mobile phone beeps, alerting her to an incoming message.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.