Archive: 12/15/2005

High-def editing for the masses

With the cost of high-definition camcorders and HDTVs quickly coming down, consumers are becoming more and more creative in how they use their video cameras. Companies like Ulead Systems Inc. and Pinnacle Systems Inc. are ...

Dec 15, 2005 3 / 5 (6) 0

Mesh networking to fill in wireless gaps

When wireless networking was first introduced to the public in the late 90s and early 2000s, it received a mixed response. Some were interested in the idea of completely unfettered Internet access throughout a given area. ...

Dec 15, 2005 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Calls for closer US tabs on China tech rise

Concerns about China are no longer just about it being the ultimate base for companies seeking to produce goods at ever-lower costs. Wealthy nations must be vigilant of China's growth, not just as a cheap manufacturing base, ...

Dec 15, 2005 3.7 / 5 (6) 0

Why nanolayers buckle when microbeams bend

High-strength, ultra-light and elastic carbon materials are commonly used in high-performance sports goods and modern aerospace technology - for example in tennis rackets, racing tyres, heat shields and even ...

Dec 15, 2005 4.2 / 5 (5) 0

Researchers update French language learning

Mastering verbal conjugations in French or being able to ask directions to the library is one thing, but expressing yourself on paper in that language brings a new, daunting set of challenges. An online tool developed at ...

Dec 15, 2005 4.8 / 5 (4) 0

Commentary: Of cyberporn and democracy

The U.S. is guilty of imperial hubris, say Bush administration detractors at home and abroad. Which means a blend of high-and-mightiness and high-hattedness. And the practitioners of this school of geopolitics are firmly ...

Dec 15, 2005 2.4 / 5 (18) 0