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Archive for May, 2004

Wireless Holiday

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2004

Here are some free Flash application downloads. Combine a $99 MP-3 recorder with Audacity (a free multi-track sound editor). AudioBlog. Automate downloads with RSS video and BitTorrent. Network. Erykah Badu. Tony. You.

ZigBee Gets Real

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 29th, 2004

The Zigbee Alliance, meeting in Seattle recently, produced big announcement from a small company, says Dana Blankenhorn. Ember sponsored the Seattle meeting, delivered the main address, and had its implementation chosen as the test bed for Zigbee compliance. Reports from Smart Convergence, Sensors Magazine, Technology Review and Business Week indicate big growth from low-power mesh […]

Atmospheric Monitoring Via Satellite

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 28th, 2004

Worried about the coming Ice Age? Roland Piquepaille’s Technology Trends has just the ticket — The Satellite A-Train. NASA says the information gathered by a “train” of different satellites sweeping over the same spot will improve the understanding of how clouds and aerosols regulate the Earth s climate. A satellite formation, consisting of six satellites […]

Tracking Cattle with RF-ID

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 28th, 2004

CNN reports, every cow in the United States may someday have a unique ID number. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman Tuesday announced the framework for a National Animal Identification System. The system has been in the works for at least 18 months, but development was hurried in the wake of the discovery of a Washington dairy […]

Mars Updates

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 28th, 2004

Steve Featherstone is filing Dispatches from Mars (Slide Show and ra). The Mars Society has a Desert Research Station in Utah that is supposed to simulate an actual Mars mission. Meanwhile, Back on Mars, the Opportunity rover is surveying the rim of Endurance crater, while also walking a line in its delicate power management. As […]

Camphone Gallery

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 28th, 2004

Alan Reiter writes about the Rx Gallery’s “Mobile Phone Photo Show”. They have posted more than 1,500 camera phone photos from 350 participants in 50 countries in a real gallery. The Rx Gallery expects to receive some 10,000 images before the exhibit is over, according to an interesting article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Every […]