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Widget Watch: My i-Duck

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

My i-Duck is a USB flash-memory device that can store thousands of documents, photos, and i-tunes. It's powered by the computer's USB port, so doesn't need feeding!

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Tech Watch: Cruise Around…Jetson’s Style!

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Shiny, red, truly aerodynamic. Yes! Leave that pandemonium behind and arrive at work in no time, and in style! Rest easy, my friend. This fine alternative to road rage and antacid-popping is in the works…

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Widget Watch: Slithering Snakebot

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

A virtually unstoppable "snakebot" developed by a University of Michigan team resembles a high-tech Slinky as it climbs pipes and stairs, rolls over rough terrain and spans wide gaps to reach the other side…

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Widget Watch: Trekkies Rejoice with the Com-Badge

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

This is not your everyday fashion button with a Dukes of Hazzard picture and a catchy phrase. This device is much more practical and much less likely to fall into the chasm of useless (and potentially embarrassing) rubbish…

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Researchers Find Evidence of Dark Energy in our Galactic Neighborhood

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Astrophysicists in recent years have found evidence for a force they call dark energy in observations from the farthest reaches of the universe, billions of light years away. Now an international team of researchers has used data from powerful computer models…

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Virtual Reality Becomes Reality

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

The closest many of us have come to imagining virtual reality is the holodeck, a fantasy playground featured on the television series Star Trek . Such flights of fancy are no longer the stuff of science fiction, however…

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Forget Spaghettification…Hungry Black Holes Will Roast You Alive

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Contrary to established scientific thinking, you’d be roasted and not “spaghettified” if you stumbled into a supermassive black hole…

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Blog Without Getting Burned

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

With the privacy of bloggers and their news sources coming under fire in the court system, it's crucial that Web writers know how to express themselves without risking their jobs or social lives…

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Faster Handoff Between Wi-Fi Networks Promises Near-Seamless 802.11 Roaming

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Road warriors may no longer have to stay put in an airport lounge or Starbucks to access the high-speed Internet via an 802.11 Wi-Fi network. Thanks to software developed by two computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego

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Sniffing Dogs a Thing of the Past

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Star Trek-like technology being developed at The University of Arizona might soon screen airplane passengers for explosives as they walk through a portal similar to a metal detector while handheld units scan their baggage

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Powerful Stellar Winds Collide

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope have tracked the motion of a violent region where the powerful winds of two giant stars slam into each other

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RHIC Scientists Serve Up “Perfect” Liquid

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

The four detector groups conducting research at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) — a giant atom "smasher" located at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory — say they've created a new state of hot, dense matter…

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National Geographic-IBM Map Migratory History of Humankind

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

The National Geographic Society and IBM launched a groundbreaking research initiative that will trace the migratory history of the human species. The Genographic Project, a five-year research partnership…

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Moore’s Law Implicated through Energy-Saving PBITS

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

For millions of users of computer devices requiring frequent recharging such as cell phones, PDAs and MP3 players, new technology developed at Georgia Tech could mean they are no longer tethered to their chargers. Dr. Krishna Palem announces that he has confirmed

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World’s Largest Computing Grid Surpasses 100 Sites

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

British physicists and computer scientists are playing a key role in facing one of the biggest computing problems in the world--how to process the massive data volumes expected from the world's biggest particle physics experiment…

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