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[5 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Dream-enacting behavior is widespread in hale and hearty young adults

Technology.am (Dec. 05, 2009) — A latest study in the journal Sleep shows that dream-enacting behaviors are widespread in hale and hearty young adults, and the occurrence of precise behaviors differs among men and women.
Results point out that 98 percent of subjects (486/495) reported experiencing one of seven subtypes of dream-enacting behavior as a minimum “rarely” in the previous year. The most rampant behavior subtype was “fear,” with 93 percent reporting that they had felt signs of fear in their body after awakening from a scary dream. Seventy-eight percent reported …

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[3 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Lord & Taylor forbid Raccoon Dog Fur from all its 46 Retail Stores in the US

Technology.am (Dec. 03, 2009) — The Humane Society of the United States and retailer Lord & Taylor have reached an agreement in a court case filed previous year alleging that a number of of the nation’s leading department stores and fashion designers have frequently affianced in bogus promotion and mislabeling of fur garments. Pursuant to the agreement, Lord & Taylor will end all exploit of raccoon dog fur ( a canine species frequently skinned alive in China ), and will alter its publicity and garment labeling practices so that shoppers …

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[30 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
Delayed cancer diagnosis ‘kills equal to 10,000 yearly

Technology.am (Nov. 30, 2009) — About 10,000 people die of cancer annually due to delayed diagnoses, according to the government’s cancer tsar. The number is two times the earlier approximate for avertable deaths. Prof Mike Richards revised his estimation after studying the three deadliest forms of the ailment – lung, bowel and breast cancer.
“These delays in patients presenting with symptoms and cancer being diagnosed at a delayed stage unavoidably cost lives. The circumstances are objectionable,” Prof Richards told the Guardian.
Fresh efforts are intended to alert the public about the signs …

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[9 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Kraken becomes first academic System to achieve one Petaflop

Technology.am (Oct. 9, 2009) –The National Institute for Computational Sciences’ (NICS’s) Cray XT5 supercomputer—Kraken—has been upgraded to become the first academic system to surpass a thousand trillion calculations a second, or one petaflop.
This landmark achievement will greatly accelerate science and place Kraken among the top five computers in the world.
It is managed by the University of Tennessee (UT) for the National Science Foundation (NSF), and came online Oct. 5 with a peak performance of 1.03 petaflops.
It features more than 16,000 six-core 2.6-GHz AMD Istanbul processors …

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[29 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
NASA Seeks Ideas for New Prize Challenges

Technology.am (Sept. 29, 2009) — NASA’s Innovative Partnerships Program is offering an opportunity for the public to help shape the prize challenges the agency offers to America’s future citizen-inventors.
For the next six weeks, ideas for new Centennial Challenge prize competitions may be proposed for NASA’s consideration.
Creative ideas are sought from industry, colleges, universities, private organizations and the public and will be posted on the NASA Web site to stimulate additional creativity.
Some selected proposals may be formulated into future prize competitions starting in 2010, pending …

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[23 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
BUGbase WiFi now ships in the US and Europe

Technology.am (Sept. 23, 2009) — BUG Labs announced the availability of BUGbase WiFi in the US as well as in Europe.
In addition to integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, BUGbase WiFi is RoHS and CE compliant that allowed them to ship BUG to the 29 countries in the European Union.
The BUGbase WiFi includes a friction-fit docking connector and improved power management, along with a few other under-the-hood enhancements.
The BUGbase WiFi is available for $449.

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[22 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
Samsung announces World’s First Mobile Display Driver IC with Touch Embedded DDI technology

Technology.am (Sept. 22, 2009) — Samsung Electronics has developed a single chip that integrates a capacitive touch screen control function in a mobile display driver IC (DDI), based on Samsung’s Touch Embedded DDI technology.
The single chip Touch Embedded DDI solution supports industry demand for simplified system designs, which will enable the use of slimmer form factors in mobile application designs. Initial targeted applications for the Touch Embedded DDI include mobile phones, portable multimedia players (PMP) and MP3 players.
“Samsung’s Touch Embedded DDI technology achieves three significant advancements: reduced chip area, lower …

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[16 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Opera Mini 5 Beta Browser

Technology.am (Sept. 16, 2009) — Opera has just released a beta version of its mobile web browser Opera Mini 5. Opera 5 Mini comes with several new features that make the mobile browsing experience more pleasant.
Top features of Opera Mini 5 beta are as follows.
Innovative and Easy-to-use: Opera Mini 5 boasts a powerful new user interface by merging the best from their desktop browser together with new innovations for mobile phones.
Tabbed browsing: Browse several Web sites at the same time. Jump easily from one page to another with the click …

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[16 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Rome can be digitized in just a matter of hours

Technology.am (Sept. 16, 2009) — The ancient city of Rome was not built in a day, but now the city can be digitized in just a matter of hours.
The University of Washington researchers have developed a new computer algorithm that uses hundreds of thousands of tourist photos to automatically reconstruct an entire city in about a day.
The tool harnesses the increasingly large digital photo collections available on photo- sharing Web site, Flickr. The digital Rome was built from 150,000 tourist photos tagged with the word “Rome” …