Archive: 11/04/2005

New material structure produces world's fastest transistor

A new type of transistor structure, invented by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has broken the 600 gigahertz speed barrier. The goal of a terahertz transistor for high-speed computing and communications ...

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ISS Crew Packs Up For Home

This week, the current International Space Station crew is starting to pack-up for home while the next Station crew is completing a final review of plans before heading to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, to prepare for ...

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Stop or I'll download

Police in Fresno, Ca., will soon be able to download mug shots and streaming video through computers in their patrol cars and special handheld personal digital assistants (PDAs). The city of 456,000 in the Golden State’s ...

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New project sets sights on future of computing

MIT has teamed up with Quanta Computer Inc. on a five-year, $20 million joint research project designed to change the way people interact with technology. Project TParty, announced on Friday, April 8, will address the complexity ...

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Fuel Cell Prototype for ThinkPad Notebooks

IBM and SANYO Electric today unveiled initial plans for a prototype micro direct methanol fuel cell system for IBM ThinkPad notebooks. Leveraging SANYO's latest advancements in fuel cells that increase the longevity of notebook ...

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Fujitsu Unveils Mission-Critical Server for Linux and Windows

Fujitsu Limited, a leader in mission-critical computing, unveiled the new PRIMEQUEST server line based on the Intel Itanium 2 processor. The PRIMEQUEST server line combines data center class fault immunity and high system ...

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Giant X-Ray Loop Hints at Cosmic Particle Accelerator

Astronomers have found a vast loop-like structure, 20 light years across, adjacent to the most massive star-forming region known in our galaxy. The loop, which was observed in X-ray wavelengths, is 15 times the size of the ...

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