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March 12, 2010 2:18pm |
The key IEEE 802 Ethernet standard turns 30 today and is showing no signs of losing influence when it comes to key network standards. Even better, the pioneers that hammered out the Ethernet...
2 | March 12, 2010 12:16pm |
Two research teams have completely sequenced the genomes of people who suffer from genetic disease -- and have come to a surprising twist in our understanding of how it's caused.
1 | March 12, 2010 11:03am |
A computer that works faster than the speed of light has been proposed by Viennese physicists Karl Svozil and Volkmar Putz.
13 | March 12, 2010 5:04am |
A study will show whether a building expected to be the country's first Platinum LEED skyscraper is good for the health of its tenants. Should there be a government mandate for natural light in...
March 12, 2010 4:00am |
Solar costs slashed; rice yield tech; Herzog & de Meuron; underwater skyscraper; lip-reading cell phones.
March 11, 2010 2:30pm |
The practice of downloading one digital song at a time has made concept albums a dying art.
1 | March 11, 2010 2:10pm |
A provincial governor hopes to find China's energy solutions in Qinghai's combustible ice reserves. Though the 'frozen natural gas' is there. The technology is not.
15 | March 11, 2010 11:04am |
Boeing has developed a new, compact, energy-efficient camera that takes three-dimensional images for military, commercial and space applications.
1 | March 11, 2010 10:53am |
What do you think is causing unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles? Here's my take, along with several theories.
18 | March 11, 2010 10:06am |
The Intendix device is pricey, about $12,000, it's limited to basic text input, and it's designed for people who can't communicate any other way. But with training a user can input a letter per...
March 11, 2010 8:51am |
Edmonton's water utility company has published an amazing graph showing water consumption (read: toilet flushes) during the Olympic gold medal hockey game versus the United States.
March 11, 2010 6:16am |
Apple's iPhone smartphone can form habits and actually be addictive, according to a new Stanford University survey.
2 | March 11, 2010 3:12am |
Is the unintended acceleration in Toyotas caused by faulty software? It doesn't matter when it comes to the question of software complexity. How massive can software systems become and still be safe?
1 | March 10, 2010 1:28pm |
Sage Electrochromics receives $72 million in federal funding for smart windows. Their high-tech glass dims and brightens automatically and could be a clear choice for green buildings.
12 | March 10, 2010 9:35am |
A Dutch firm has developed a tiny new sensor that can "listen" for noises on the battlefield, such as screams, gunshots, mortars and warplanes.
March 10, 2010 8:34am |
As the use of prosthetic limbs increases in military veterans, the Pentagon is investigating prostheses that are more durable, reliable and directly controlled using brain implants.
6 | March 10, 2010 6:28am |
Parry Aftab, an Internet privacy expert, shares tips on safeguarding your online data -- and sheds light on the long-term consequences of this era of over sharing.
5 | March 10, 2010 4:00am |
New white paper explores Web 2.0's potential to reshape government policies, programs and structure.
March 9, 2010 5:04pm |
Cleantech startup Calera mixes carbon dioxide with seawater to produce cement. Is this marine-inspired technology the future of clean coal?
9 | March 9, 2010 11:16am |