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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Taiwan creates its 1st space-based GPS receiverTAIPEI, CNA
Scientists in Taiwan have developed the nation's first space-based Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, which boasts several improvements over versions obtainable from overseas and can help cut the country's reliance on foreign imports.
Nokia showed off Monday a new range of smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system, even as it is being taken over by Microsoft.
Far EasTone unveils series of phones to push 3G upgrades
Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. (遠傳電信), Taiwan's third-largest mobile operator, unveiled on Tuesday four own-branded smartphones priced as low as NT$2,990 (US$99) in its latest attempt to shift 2G customers to its 3G network.
In yet another blow to the US$28 billion vitamin industry, a U.S. task force on Monday urged against taking Vitamin E and beta-carotene to ward off heart disease or cancer.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Volcanoes spewing Sun-reflecting particles into the atmosphere have partly offset the effects of human being's carbon emissions over a 15-year period that has become a global-warming battleground, researchers said Sunday.
A microscopic grain of Earth's oldest known mineral has been dated to 4.4 billion years ago, shedding light on our planet's infancy and how it came to harbor life, researchers said Sunday.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Japan gamers finally get PS4 at midnight launch
Diehard gamers in Japan who began lining up earlier this week finally got their hands on a new PlayStation 4 as Sony unleashed its console on home turf in a midnight launch.
By taking simple sewing thread and fishing wire and giving it a twist, scientists have created artificial muscle that's 100 times stronger than human or animal sinew. The invention, described in the journal Science, could be useful for prosthetic limbs, humanoid robots, implanted medical devices and even wearable clothing.
NASA suspends space capsule ocean recovery test
A training exercise designed to showcase the government's ability to recover a space capsule at sea was scrubbed after NASA ran into trouble off the Southern California coast, the space agency said Friday.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Scientists working on a paralysis cure said Tuesday they had demonstrated how a monkey can use only its thoughts, transferred by electrodes, to manipulate a sleeping fellow primate's arm to do its bidding.
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