Archive: 12/12/2005

Robbie the Robot works at Purdue

Purdue University scientists now have a $1 million robot system at its Math Sciences Building with the capacity to store up to 1 petabyte of data.

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Toxicology-on-a-chip tool readies for market

Recalls of popular prescription drugs are raising public concern about the general safety of new pharmaceuticals. A collaborative group of researchers says that identifying which drug candidates are toxic early in the discovery ...

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New manufacturing process helps metals lose weight

A pioneering manufacturing process that can turn titanium, stainless steel and many other metals into a new breed of engineering components could have a big impact across industry.

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Helping municipalities to market broadband for the masses

Experimenting with the idea of municipal provision of sophisticated Internet services, European researchers have come up with some very promising results that were positively received by all municipalities involved in the ...

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Apple iPod: The new public access?

I have to admit that I've never been a fan of Apple's iPod -- for reasons too numerous to mention in this story -- but Apple has finally added the killer feature to its ubiquitous, market-dominating MP3 player: video. Sure, ...

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