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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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I’m Sorry, What’s Your Name Again?

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

Understanding the biology of memory is a major goal of contemporary neuroscientists. Short-term or "working" memory is an important process that enables us to interact in meaningful ways …

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Harnessing Microbes One by One to Build a Better Nanoworld

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

Taking a new approach to the painstaking assembly of nanometer-sized machines, a team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has successfully used single bacterial cells to make tiny bio-electronic circuits…

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