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Twisted Light Beams Could Enhance Internet Bandwidth Capacity
2013-06-30 07:42:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New fiber optic technology that transmits data along light beams that twist like a corkscrew rather than along straight lines could lead to increases in Internet bandwidth capacity, according to new research appearing in the journal Science. According to BBC News Science and Technology Reporter Jason Palmer, more data can be encoded in differently twisted beams because of the shape of the light. The concept had previously been...

LHC To Shut Down For Two Years
2013-02-16 10:08:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was officially shut down early Thursday morning, beginning a two-year period of repair and upgrades before the particle accelerator officially resumes its work in late 2014. According to Jason Palmer of BBC News, the LHC´s beams were “dumped” on the morning of February 14, but it wasn´t until Saturday morning the atom smasher´s more than 1,700 magnets reached room...

Dinosaurs May Not Have Been Cold-Blooded After All
2012-06-28 10:13:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, suggests that dinosaurs were warm-blooded creatures, not cold-blooded reptiles as previously thought. According to BBC News Science and Technology Reporter Jason Palmer, researchers have disproven one of the primary bits of evidence supporting the four-decade-old theory that dinosaurs were cold blooded. That evidence, skeletal markings on the creatures' bones known as...

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2011-01-17 08:45:00

A NASA telescope carried in the rear of a modified 747 has managed to capture mid-infrared mosaic images of the Orion Nebula--a feat that no other observation device in the world can duplicate, the space agency reported during the annual American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle. The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) device, which snapped the pictures, was designed specifically to record colors typically blocked by the Earth's atmosphere, according to a Monday...

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2010-12-02 08:45:00

Archaeological evidence shows that South Americans were chewing coca leaves at least 8,000 years ago, an international team of researchers has discovered. The researchers, who were led by Dr. Tom Dillehay of the Vanderbilt University Department of Anthropology, discovered and dated coca leaves beneath house floors in the Nanchoc Valley of Peru. Dillehay and colleague describe their findings in a paper, which appears in the latest edition of Antiquity, a quarterly journal of archaeology...

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2010-11-12 09:48:10

In the future, supercomputers will feature processors the size of a sugar cube, as well as water-based cooling systems that will make them far more energy efficient than today's models, according to top scientists at IBM. The technological advances were discussed by IBM's Dr. Bruno Michel at the company's Zurich-based laboratories, according to a Friday article by BBC News Science and Technology Reporter Jason Palmer. "The approach will see many computer processors stacked on top of one...

2009-01-05 07:00:00

Global Risk and Safety Technology Company Strengthens Management Team with New Appointment SAN DIEGO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartDrive Systems, Inc., a global Driver Safety and Risk Management company, announced the strengthening of its executive management team with the appointment of Jason Palmer as Chief Product Officer. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080331/LAM040) "Jason's experience in rapidly expanding companies in their early stage will be a tremendous asset to our...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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