NASA has announced that a mission to fly to Jupiter will proceed to a preliminary design phase. The mission is called Juno, and it is the second in NASA's New Frontiers Program. The mission will conduct an in-depth study of the giant planet
A new form of water has been discovered by physicists in Argonne's Intense Pulsed Neutron Source (IPNS) Division. Called nanotube water, these molecules contain two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom but do not turn into ice even at temperatures near absolute zero…
University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering researchers have discovered a new way to make a diesel-like liquid fuel from carbohydrates commonly found in plants. Chemical and Biological Engineering graduate students detail a four-phase catalytic reactor in which corn and other biomass-derived carbohydrates…
In a dress rehearsal for the rendezvous between NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft and comet 9P/Tempel 1, the Hubble Space Telescope captured dramatic images of a new jet of dust streaming from the icy comet.
Using high-tech engineering principles, an MIT/Harvard team has developed a low-tech solution to the problem of how to build homes in tsunami-prone areas. The team recently produced an architectural model for a Sri Lankan house that essentially would allow a powerful ocean wave…
The Survivor-Ruffneck sunlight-readable computer is explosion-proof and ruggedized for use in any environment. Along with an elaborate thermal management system, it features a NEMA 4 environmentally sealed milled aluminum enclosure with corrosion
The UNO-3062 Pentium III-grade, front-access fanless PC features a rugged design that offers dual power inputs and battery backup SRAM in a compact design. It provides an open platform that fulfills industrial automation
The Power Mac G5 desktop features dual 64-bit PowerPC G5 processors running up to 2.7 GHz, and includes Mac OS X version 10.4. This computer delivers high performance graphics options, a large memory, large hard drives and a 16X SuperDrive with 512 MB of memory
Weighing 3.1 pounds, the LE1600 slate tablet PC features a slim, tapered design, about the same size as a clipboard. It provides longer battery life management and durability optimized for mobile users in industries such as healthcare, government and education
The SteREO Discovery.V12 is a 12x zoom materials stereo imaging system with integrated microscope control, image recording, processing, analysis, administration and archiving.
The Conduction-Cooled 800 MHz 7447A 6U VME Multicomputer is a powerful commercial off-the-shelf multiprocessing system for deployment in extreme environments. This multicomputer can scale up to 72 PowerPC 7447A compute nodes connected by
Starting at 2.5 pounds, the Latitude X1 is designed for mobile users who require light weight without sacrificing performance. The LCD back is reinforced for durability, and the keyboard is sealed to protect against spills
The Portégé R200 notebook computer weighs 2.68 pounds, measures under 1-inch thick, features a 12.1-inch screen and combines wireless and integrated EasyGuard features for security and durability. An optional high-capacity battery
Featuring a 15-inch TFT XGA LCD sunlight-readable screen, the MobileForce M220-5 is a rugged laptop/notebook computer that is certified to work in harsh commercial and industrial applications. The screen lies between a protective glass inside
The RuggedNote lightweight rugged notebook configuration is wireless-ready, includes an Intel Pentium M processor with Centrino mobile technology, 256 MB of DDR memory, PCMCIA/Cardbus, dual USB 2.0 ports and a water- and dust-proof