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Helping carbon nanotubes get into shape

Helping carbon nanotubes get into shape
Troy, N.Y. -- Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method of compacting carbon nanotubes into dense bundles. These tightly packed bundles are efficient conductors and could one day replace copper as the primary interconnects used on computer chips and even hasten the transition to next-generation 3-D stacked chips. Theoretical studies show that carbon nanotubes, if packed closely enough together, should be able........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 6/6/2007 9:38:53 PM)

How to Rip and Tear a Fluid

How to Rip and Tear a Fluid
In a simple experiment on a mixture of water, surfactant (soap), and an organic salt, two scientists working in the Pritchard Fluid Mechanics Laboratory at Penn State have shown that a rigid object like a knife passes through the mixture at slow speeds as if it were a liquid, but rips it up as if it were a rubbery solid when the knife moves rapidly. The mixture they study shares properties of a number of everyday materials -- like toothpaste,........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 6/1/2007 9:41:34 PM)

Antenna Calibrations Extended to 60-110 GHz

Antenna Calibrations Extended to 60-110 GHz
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a new "tabletop" sized facility to improve characterization of antennas operating in the 60 to 110 gigahertz (GHz) frequency range. This extended frequency capability serves needs for advanced civilian and military communication and radar systems. A number of electronic systems are moving to higher frequencies to attain higher channel capacity, better spatial resolution........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 5/25/2007 3:26:33 PM)

Highest Gas Prices In History

Highest Gas Prices In History
In the fasome say are America's highest average gas prices ever, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Federal Price Gouging Protection Act which permits the government to charge offending enterprises up to $3 million for "taking unfair advantage of consumers". If the legislation passed, seems like every gas station in America should steel itself for a lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission. But critics say that........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/24/2007 11:08:03 PM)

Bloggers Can Pull In the Big Bucks

Bloggers Can Pull In the Big Bucks
Wow! Did you have any ideabloggers are making a mint just writing on the Internet. Some bloggers are making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year just blogging, some even more. OK, I make pretty good money on the Internet myself, but I'm not in the 6 digits, yet. I'm not on the list, no one asked me what I make. That's alright though, I don't think I'm allowed to tell.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/24/2007 11:07:40 PM)

Sheryl Crow and her Adopted Son Wyatt Pictures

Sheryl Crow and her Adopted Son Wyatt Pictures
Sheryl told USA Today: "The day he came home, I felt like the whole house had changed. The house felt fuller. You just feel like nesting and making sure he's acclimated to the world. It is all so fascinating.... My mom would hand him to me and say, 'Here's your mommy.' It was really poignant (and very startling) to hear my mom call me Mommy. It took me a while to get used to it." "I love the idea of adopting. I always thought I had an immense........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/24/2007 11:07:36 PM)

Metamorphosis of Sugar Cane: The New Eco Friendly Plastic Bags

Metamorphosis of Sugar Cane: The New Eco Friendly Plastic Bags
As most of us know, the plastic bags that are used in the grocery store by you or me arent very eco-friendly. These bags are developed from various petrochemical sources, which are detrimental to the planets health. So, in order to develop more eco-friendly plastic products, researchers turned to the sugary sugar cane for better results. According to the researchers, sugarcane can be processed environment friendly plastic bags. This process........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/23/2007 7:23:54 PM)

Mercedes-Benz Will Fly Solo

Mercedes-Benz Will Fly Solo
By solo, of course, Mercedes-Benz cars will be sold under the Daimler-Benz umbrella which includes Mercedes-Benz trucks, Maybach Manufactur, and SMART. Just no more acquisitions, according to a post from MotorAuthority which site comments from the mustachioed engineer that wasn't the darling of all those Chrysler commercials - Dieter Zetsche (Dr. Z). "[T]here are no acquisition targets I can recognize that could strengthen........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/23/2007 7:23:41 PM)

New technology slow to hit U.S. shores

New technology slow to hit U.S. shores
I an article from Variety below because some of you are interested in newer technologies A cell phone with an HD screen that tricks your brain into thinking it's watching a 48-inch letterbox plasma TV. Cell phones with rollout screens. A broadcast network devoted entirely to mobile programming These technologies and others have already hit the streets, or will soon, in Europe and Asia. But in America, they may as well be science........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 5/23/2007 5:34:56 PM)

Will China Take Outsourcing Market From India?

Will China Take Outsourcing Market From India?
My hat's off to Arijit Sengupta, or "Apu" as he prefers to be callRational Outsourcing Blog. Apu made me think about something I don't consider often - outsourcing to China Usually, when we think of China's exports we think of stuff. China makes things and then exports them. At least that's the stereotype. Apu's recent The secret weapon of the Chinese BPO industry, points out that China's Business........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/21/2007 9:25:19 AM)

The beatification of Blair

The beatification of Blair
It is well know that Tony Blair is a religious man, that Cherie and the family are practising Catholics and that Blair himself has been quietly moving towards Rome.Rightly and properly he has always maintained that his faith is a private matter.Fascinating, though, to read in today's Times that:Blair will be welcomed into Catholic fold via his 'baptism of desire'Tony Blair will declare himself a Roman Catholic on leaving Downing Street,........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/21/2007 9:25:14 AM)

Dell lawsuit: what's ahead?

Dell lawsuit: what's ahead?
Earlier this year, I did an entry looking at Dell's accounting problems and how it had run into with the Securities and Exchange Commission.At the time, I suggested that Dell's accounting headaches were just a small part of a much more troubling picture.Now the problems continue with reports that New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed a lawsuit alleging, among other things, that Dell cheated on its customers by luring them in........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/20/2007 9:10:02 PM)

Home Office Noise Management

Home Office Noise Management
If you are always having a stressful day because of some noise from your surrounding and you want to reduce the noise to concentrate in your home business? Or do you want to avoid making your neighbors get you out of your business because of the annoyance caused by the noise from your business? Here are ways to do it Locate the source of noise The most basic way to handle noise, just about any noise is to find out what causes the noise........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/20/2007 9:09:43 PM)

Large Snow Melt in Antarctica Worries Scientists

Large Snow Melt in Antarctica Worries Scientists
The rising temperature has melted the snow blanket in a California-sized region of Antarctica, NASA said after receiving new satellite imagery Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Colorado were quite worried after images showed that vast ice has melt in the region, where it was deemed quite unlikely They went on to describe it as the most significant melt observed using satellites in the last........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 5/20/2007 8:57:16 PM)

Good decision-makers may be created

Good decision-makers may be created
People who do well on a series of decision-making tasks involving hypothetical situations tend to have more positive decision outcomes in their lives, as per a research studyby decision researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the RAND Corp. The results suggest that it may be possible to improve the quality of peoples lives by teaching them better decision-making skills. The study is being reported in the recent issue of the Journal of........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/17/2007 7:16:02 PM)

Top 10 Video Glasses!

Top 10 Video Glasses!
For your Eyes Only is not just the name of a James Bond movie but a song title too. Nonetheless, its an awe-inspiring technique of watching videos. Yes, I am talking about the video glasses that enrich you with the ultimate private video watching experience. I have compiled a list of 10 video glasses, which have really given new dimension to the concept of video viewing.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/16/2007 5:25:48 PM)

New Technology Stores Solar Energy

New Technology Stores Solar Energy
With the hunt for alternative energy sources coupled with technological innovations, wood no longer remains just a structural component, or a decorative trim or paneling. It can now be transformed into energy storage. This is exactl2007 Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge awathe Enertia Building System has done. Its technology has turned a piece of wood into a thermal battery The wood house becomes a solar energy storing device, and........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 5/15/2007 9:56:37 PM)

What's the Best City for You?

What's the Best City for You?
The personal finance magazine Kiplinger's has one of those interesting lists out in its June issue, this olist of the best places to live depending on your stage of life. The list was created in conjunction with Richard Florida, who wrote the much-celebrated The Rise of the Creative Class, and it's broken down both by size of city and by five classificatons---young singles, mid-level professionals, married with kids, empty nesters and........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/15/2007 9:20:38 PM)

Kia Sales Slid Last April

Kia Sales Slid Last April
Upon reflection, last April was a lousy month for North American car sales pretty much across the board. Despite this, trusty Kia soldiered on and models such as the midsized Optima had its best sales month so far this year selling 4,538 units; up 20% over April, 2006. That said, Kia sold 1,800 fewer cars this month than it did the during the same period last year (26,007 vs 27,807, respectively). The Korean carmaker's executives........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/15/2007 9:20:31 PM)

Barclays Slashing 1,100 People in UK

Barclays Slashing 1,100 People in UK
Barclays Bank is cutting 1,100 permanent employees, along with 400 contract workers and 200 temporary staff over the next three years at its offices in Poole, Dorset as part of an efficiency drive. It currently employs 2,500 people with 1,900 regular staff at the site, which handles back office functions such as payment processing and IT support Barclays which employs 123,000 people worldwide hoped to reduce costs by automating tasks Of........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/15/2007 9:20:24 PM)

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Diet Coke And The Healthy Partner- Diet Coke PLUS!!

Diet Coke And The Healthy Partner- Diet Coke PLUS!!
Diet Coke just got friendlier-- with Diet Coke Plus! This tweak on the original formula includes vitamins and minerals -- including vitamin B 6 & 12, Niacin and 10% zinc and magnesium! Definitely for those concerned with making sure they get a balanced healthy diet but still have some soda too! This makes for a healthier alternative for those wanting to keep strong bones yet have that soda that they often crave. It's suitable for men,........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/8/2007 5:33:36 PM)

Online shoppers will pay extra to protect privacy

Online shoppers will pay extra to protect privacy
Pittsburgh - People are willing to pay extra to buy items from online retailers when they can easily ascertain how retailers policies will protect their privacy, a new Carnegie Mellon University study shows. Participants in the laboratory study used a Carnegie Mellon shopping search engine called Privacy Finder, http://www.privacyfinder.org, which can automatically evaluate a Web sites privacy policies and display the results on the search........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/6/2007 9:37:24 PM)

Cashing on Paris Hiltons Plight with Her Jailbird Doll

Cashing on Paris Hiltons Plight with Her Jailbird Doll
It seems that some people really know how to cash on anything. Just see that how they are trying to draw the mileage from Paris Hiltons imprisonment or should I say on Hiltons plight. Perhaps the first of its kind, a new doll is on sale on ebay. This doll comes with jail accessories like - jail window, handcuffs, LA County number sign, mug shot wall, and ball & chain. Hang on, there is more as it has a matching purse, and tinkerbell........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/24/2007 11:08:12 PM)

Is Jessica Simpson Pregnant?

Is Jessica Simpson Pregnant?
They say that nothing saves a marriage on the rocks like a baby in the mix. In recent few months, Jessica Simpsons fans have been wondering if the singing sensation is pregnant The pregnancy gossips set in motion after Jessica declared her separation from husband Nick Lachey in November 2005. Sources close to the couple alleged that Jessica was six weeks pregnant at the time of their split. On the other hand, Nick and Jessica turned down to........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/24/2007 11:08:07 PM)

I Won’t Marry for Ten More Years, Says Enrique

I Won’t Marry for Ten More Years, Says Enrique
Enrique Iglesias takes wedding as nothing more than a piece of paper. Moreover, he is in no mood to walk down the aisle with his girlfriend or father her kids, for at least ten years. And to top it all, he admits he has hots for his teachers and secretaries Apparently, singer Enrique is in no hurry to exchange the rings with his girlfriend and former tennis player Anna Kournikova and having children with her. And he plans to maintain the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/24/2007 11:07:51 PM)

Automated Pet Feeder

Automated Pet Feeder
Automatic Pet Feeders aren't really anything new. I mean, Doc Brown from Back to the Future had one back in 1985. This one uses a rotating lid that can uncover a new meal for the pet at 8, 12, and 24-hour intervals. Not only that, but it has a special voice-recording feature that allows you to put your voice on the dish. I'm not really certain what the use of that is, but perhaps it's to let your pet hear your voice when........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/24/2007 11:07:27 PM)

Paris Hilton to Pen Her Jail Visit in a ‘prison Diary’

Paris Hilton to Pen Her Jail Visit in a ‘prison Diary’
Celebrities will be celebrities, and if the celebrity in question happens to be Paris Hilton, then each move is bound to be an extraordinary move This social butterfly leaves no stone unturned when it comes to grab the limelight, and she does it with such an amazing accuracy that all the head banging done by her critics turn to her favour In her latest move, Paris Hilton has decided that she will make a detailed diary of her 23-day jail........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/23/2007 7:23:51 PM)

Bromus tectorum

Bromus tectorum
I'm back from Botany BC and the subsequent trip to southeast Washington state. I wish I could report that all went well, but a post-Botany BC bout of illness (that left more than half of the attendees sick) hit me as well. I didn't spend nearly as much time photographing and exploring as I had planned, needless to say That said, I did manage to find a number of uncommon plants along the way. Today's plant, however, isn't one of them. In........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 5/23/2007 7:21:59 PM)

Here Today, Erased Tomorrow

Here Today, Erased Tomorrow
"There are several members with hundreds of pages (myself included) of content created by them, posted on the site. Should the site be sold tomorrow and the rules changed......what then? Just some food for thougInternet Business Solutions Team (May 6 What if you put a lot of time and effort into creating the best social networking profile you could. You blogged on it every day and poured your heart and soul into it. Added photos,........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/21/2007 9:25:27 AM)

What Is Vertical Search?

What Is Vertical Search?
Have you any idea what vertical search means? If the answer is on the negative, you are not alone in the dilemma. This is because most people don't have any idea what the term imply Vertical search, otherwise called specialty search or specialized search, is the exact opposite of regular search. When you use major search engines - Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Ask - for any general-purpose query, then you are doing 'horizontal' or........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/21/2007 9:25:23 AM)

Aluminum Alloy to Extract Fuel Cell-powering Hydrogen from Water

Aluminum Alloy to Extract Fuel Cell-powering Hydrogen from Water
The increasing need to curb global warming at the earliest is broadening the horizon of fuel cell usages each day, as an alternative to the carbon dioxide-emitting energy sources the key element lading to climate change. Cuing with the need to replace gasoline and cap greenhouse gas emissions, an engineer has coa new method of extracting hydrogen from water for running fuel cells. The Purdue University engineer has used an aluminum........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 5/21/2007 8:55:20 AM)

Fraud and delinquent communities

Fraud and delinquent communities
Last year I wrote about corporate delinquents.Basically, I argued that unless we were talking about one individual with his or her hand in the till, most corporate fraud involved a delinquent community of people aiding and abetting, either helping themselves to the spoils or turning the other way.Now this is backed up by an Institute for Fraud Prevention (IFP) report Control Overrides in Financial Statement Fraud which reveals that in most........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/20/2007 9:10:08 PM)

Ryan Phillippe is Britneys New ‘crush’

Ryan Phillippe is Britneys New ‘crush’
If reports are to be believed then the Hollywood sensation Britney Spears is falling for Ryan Phillippe. The singer was spotted dancing with Ryan at Hollywood’s Les Deux nightclub and then the duo pushed off in the same car. A news on Gossip website X17online read: Britney hung out with her friends and security guard in the VIP area of the club. She looked really happy. Ryan was there too and they left within two minutes of each........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/20/2007 9:09:53 PM)

Radio Stations Come Alive

Radio Stations Come Alive
"Clear Channel Communication's online group, Clear Channel Online Music & Radio (CCOM&R), has launched beta versions of social networking mini sites on seven current radio station web sites" ~gadgetell (May 7 Radio stations are coming into the social network age. Soon you'll be able to create profile pages on the Web sites of your favorite radio stations. Then you can chat with other people who also listen to the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/20/2007 9:09:37 PM)

An Alternative To Video Surveillance

An Alternative To Video Surveillance
Surveillance systems take on a new look with a technology developed by scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Laser-Based Item Monitoring System balances the need for high-resolution monitoring and personal safety with respect for confidentiality and personal privacy. This is particularly important today with heightened emphasis on security and privacy and is possible because the system does not use........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 5/17/2007 10:36:48 PM)

An Earthquake Effects More Than Buildings

An Earthquake Effects More Than Buildings
This is an impressive and hard and to some extent hitting print advertisement launched by CARE Austria to make people aware of the damage inflicted by earthquakes on the lives of people. The campaign evidently tries to underscore the fact that not only earthquakes damage buildings and landscapes but adding to people’s misery it also affects the average income of people. The advertisement is showing barren land with a crack caused by........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/16/2007 5:26:53 PM)

Paris Hilton Sentence May Get Reduced to Three Weeks

Paris Hilton Sentence May Get Reduced to Three Weeks
Some respite for troubled model Paris Hilton as she may have to serve less than 45 days in county jail. Hilton, who was sentenced last week to serve 45 days imprisonment, could spend three weeks or less behind bars provided she displays good behaviour in jail. Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said: Hilton, sentenced last week to do the time, could spend three weeks or less behind bars because of a state........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/15/2007 9:53:41 PM)

52-Year Restoration of Rare Deusenberg

52-Year Restoration of Rare Deusenberg
Yesterday I posted a blog about Nigel Matthew's invitation to judge at Rome's Unique Cars International Concours. Today I'm pleased to add another contribution from Nigel, one that he covered in his latest Vancouver Province article on the John Dart Deusenberg, and has granted me permission to quote Nigel tells us "John T. Dart grew up as a youngster peering through the windows of the Duesenberg factory and said that........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/15/2007 9:53:36 PM)

Best Business Books?

Best Business Books?
U.S. News & World Report recently had 14 bigshots from various walks of life give their ideas on the five best business books. Being a non-fiction junkie, I was interested in the titles they might choose, but I assumed I would hear the same names again and again. Interestingly, that wasn't the case. In fact, of the 70 combined choices from the heavyweights, only two books got more than one mention. Good to Great: Why Some Companies........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/15/2007 9:20:28 PM)

Penthouse's airbrushed numbers

Penthouse's airbrushed numbers
Some stories are just too good to ignore.The former owner of Penthouse magazine's publisher has agreed to settle civil accounting fraud charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission, accorSEC announcement.The settlement is with Charles Samel, a former director and executive vice-president of Penthouse, and Jason Galanis, an ex-shareholder. In addition, Samel and Galanis were each ordered to pay civil penalties of $60,000 and have been........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/15/2007 9:20:19 PM)

   
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