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New Service Promises to Improve Online Search

A new product promises to help users determine the most relevant results of their online searches.

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Application Uses Visualization Technology to Fight Disease

A researcher has developed visualization techniques and a toolkit that let users comb through disease-related statistics in otherwise unexamined sources—such as patient records and newspaper articles—to discover geographic trends that could help control the spread of illnesses.

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Device Could Eliminate Wires in Home and Office Communications

Purdue University researchers are working on a small device that converts laser pulses into radio signals, which could enable high-speed wireless communications in place of many of the wired transmissions currently used in home and office systems.

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Project Converts Arms and Hands into Input Devices

A Carnegie Mellon University doctoral student has developed a prototype system that could let users turn their arms or hands into keyboards or display screens via acoustic vibrations produced by tapping their skin.

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New Approach Combines TV and Social Networking

Researchers are beginning to work on an approach they call social TV, which seamlessly combines social networks and traditional television viewing.

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