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Technology News Archive - May 01, 2008

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Applications such as games and quizzes on the popular social networking site Facebook could potentially be used by Web criminals hoping to gain added information in an effort to steal users’ identities.

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Researchers at Hewlett-Packard have made a new discovery in circuitry that may enable computers, cell phones and other devices to hold more memory while taking up less energy than modern technology allows.

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Swedish car maker Volvo has plans to create an injury-proof car by 2020 that would allow drivers and passengers to escape unharmed in even the most serious of accidents.

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The new movie, “Speed Racer,” opens nationally on May 9. Students from UC’s top-ranked design program have been working for weeks to create their own “Speed Racer” concepts, to go on view during Cincinnati’s “Speed Racer” premiere set for May 6 at Newport-on-the-Levee.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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