Archive: 12/05/2009

Ion trap quantum computing

(PhysOrg.com) -- “Right now, classical computers are faster than quantum computers,” René Stock tells PhysOrg.com. “The goal of quantum computing is to eventually speed up the time scale of solving certain important ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Quantum Physics feature
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Software piracy worsens in Asia: study

Software piracy in the Asia-Pacific region continued to worsen last year, a study said Tuesday, driven by the rapid growth in computer sales and the availability of bootleg programmes online.

dateMay 12, 2009 in Software
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Tech firms could see fallout from antitrust shift

(AP) -- If the Obama administration is serious about more aggressively responding to antitrust complaints, some of technology's biggest companies could have to rethink their business strategies or expansion plans.

dateMay 12, 2009 in Business
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Following the leader: Social networks of schoolchildren

Kids always seem to be ahead of trends, and marketers realize the importance of new products and services taking off with the younger set. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research helps identify which children might ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Other
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Biomass as a source of raw materials

For the protection of the environment, and because of the limited amount of fossil fuels available, renewable resources, such as specially cultivated plants, wood scraps, and other plant waste, are becoming the focus of considerable ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Other
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Nanomedicine project to be tested in space

When a spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in the future, its cargo will include a small box containing a nano-fluidics experiment designed by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

dateMay 12, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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