The sense of touch can
be significantly improved using drug therapy, new research suggests.
According to a report published in the current issue of the journal Science,
amphetamines administered in conjunction with finger stimulation can
increase a fingertip’s sensitivity by 23 percent.
The enhanced sense of touch only lasted about 24 hours, the team reports,
but additional stimulation raised it again.
MONTPELLIER, France (AFP) – According to police, a 22-year-old shopper
fabricated barcode labels on his home computer, and by using them to
replace the originals was
able to acquire goods for a fraction of their real prices.
Police said a store clerk spotted him as he was affixing the home-made
labels on boxes containing garage-door motors, costing 2,000 euros
apiece. The young man, whose identity was not given, allegedly had re-priced
the motors at 160 euros.
again, the department of defense is on the cutting edge of 21st
century democracy. After the debacle in Florida, it was
clear to most modern-minded voters that the day of on-line elections
No longer. The DOD has just awarded a
contract to IT consulting firm Accenture, to develop an on-line voting
system for American servicemen and women to vote in the 2004 Presidential
elections, wherever in the world they might be (the possibilities
We may all be voting on-line soon. Accenture will support the DoD’s
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) in the a Secure Electronic Registration
and Voting Experiment (SERVE), which Congress has mandated as way to
improve voting opportunities for Americans. Read more from Internet.com
Every year, 2,000 to 10,000 trailer-sized containers fall off cargo ships
and into the ocean. As container ships get larger, insurers and scientists
are investigating whether design flaws cause them to roll out of control
in rough seas. The ocean subjects ships to six different pushing and rotating
So littered is the ocean with container flotsam that two scientists now
track ocean currents based on where shoes, toys, and doll heads wash up
Adobe Systems Inc. has begun testing online activation of its Photoshop 7.0 application in Australia as a way of stemming the illegal use of its software. If the pilot is successful, and so far it is, the developer plans to begin using software activation in the United States later this year or early next, beginning with Photoshop and then expanding to other apps.