Archive: 11/03/2005

Solving the mystery of the Tibetan Plateau

A University of Alberta physicist who helped solve the age-old mystery of what keeps afloat the highest plateau on earth has added more pieces to the Tibetan puzzle. Dr. Martyn Unsworth has uncovered new research about the ...

Nov 03, 2005 3 / 5 (2) 0

What makes glass break?

After 2,000 years of making and breaking glass, one might think there would be a definitive answer. But at the Third International Workshop on the Flow and Fracture of Advanced Glasses, held Oct. 2 to 5 at ...

Nov 03, 2005 3.3 / 5 (36) 0

Globe Talk: India lures Vodafone, SingTel

India's attractiveness to international investors is second only to China these days, as the race to expand market share on the subcontinent and tie up with local businesses continues to intensify. The telecommunications ...

Nov 03, 2005 5 / 5 (1) 0

'Smart' Buildings to Guide Future First Responders

NIST researchers are studying how "intelligent" building systems can be used by firefighters, police and other first responders to accurately assess emergency conditions in real-time. One of the biggest problems faced by ...

Nov 03, 2005 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Improved Materials Dominate Chip Evolution

Material innovation has replaced scaling as the primary source of performance and feature improvements in leading-edge CMOS semiconductors, IBM technologist Paul Farrar, Jr. told attendees at the ISMI Symposium on Manufacturing ...

Nov 03, 2005 3.8 / 5 (4) 0

2,000 Theropod teeth

A paleontologist at Washington University in St. Louis has concocted a mathematical scheme for identifying dinosaurs based upon measurements of their copious Mesozoic dental droppings. His method could help ...

Nov 03, 2005 3.1 / 5 (7) 0

Tips for Staying Safe on the Internet

Dan Barker, the co-owner of Strategic Data Integration in Hillsborough, N.C., and an editor of “Certified Internet Webmaster Foundations for Dummies,” teaches the Duke Continuing Studies course "PC Threats: Spam, Scams ...

Nov 03, 2005 2.3 / 5 (3) 0