Archive: 10/12/2005

The Web: Industry dismisses U.N. control

Legal experts say that despite much caterwauling, the United Nations is unlikely to emerge as the next power broker of the Internet, and U.S. companies, which created cyberspace, are likely to retain their dominant role there. ...

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Vidcasting market set to grow

The next Internet revolution may just begin at home on an almost non-existent budget. Over the past year, vidcasting, or video-on-demand broadcasts, have gained popularity across the Internet and are poised to become the ...

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Scientists to assess societal implications of nanotechnology

How will rapid technological change influence democracy, affect our privacy, and even change human identity itself? The National Science Foundation has awarded $6.2 million to explore such questions at the new Center for ...

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Nanotubes as measuring tips

Engineers at Purdue University have shown how researchers might better use tiny hollow fibers called "multi-walled carbon nanotubes" to more precisely measure structures and devices for electronics and other ...

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Opportunity Backs Out Of Potentially Sticky Situation

Opportunity is healthy and traveling westward around "Erebus Crater." The rover is running in restricted sols, so the team is able to drive it only every other sol and has been doing so. On sol 601, Opportunity drove 34 meters ...

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Violent video games: aggressive thoughts?

Michigan State University researchers say playing violent video games leads to brain activity patterns that may be characteristic for aggressive thoughts.

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Families sharing meals have happier kids

An Emery University study shows families regularly sharing evening meals have children who have higher self-esteem and interact better with their peers.

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