Archive: 02/16/2005

IBM Locks Up Lead in PC Security

IBM today built on nearly six years of leadership and innovation in PC security by announcing three new security technologies for its industry-leading ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops, including new biometric fingerprint ...

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New software helps with anti-terrorism planning

New software can help anti-terrorism planners determine how best to allocate limited resources to defend military bases, industrial parks and civic facilities from terrorist attacks, according to the Penn State researchers ...

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Saturn's Aurora Defy Scientists' Expectations

Aurora on Saturn behave in ways different from how scientists have thought possible for the last 25 years, according to new research by a team of astronomers led by John Clarke, a professor in BU’s Department ...

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SMART-1 mission extended

ESA's SMART-1 mission was extended by one year, pushing back the mission end date from August 2005 to August 2006. ESA's Science Programme Committee endorsed unanimously the proposed one-year extension of SMART-1 ...

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NASA Observatory Confirms Black Hole Limits

The very largest black holes reach a certain point and then grow no more. That's according to the best survey to date of black holes made with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Scientists also discovered previously ...

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New DRAM circuit design approach for gigabit-era DRAM

Hitachi, Ltd., in cooperation with Elpida Memory, Inc. announced that they have developed a new methodology for memory-array design, Concordant Memory Design Using Statistical Integration, which gathers statistics on device ...

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World’s first DVD content protection solution

Macrovision® Corporation, announced the worldwide availability of RipGuard DVD™ a digital rip-control solution for DVD Video. RipGuard DVD is a technological solution that effectively protects a copyright ...

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Open Microfluidic and Nanofluidic Systems

The labs of the future will be "labs-on-a-chip", i.e., integrated chemical and biochemical laboratories shrunk down to the size of a computer chip. An essential prerequisite for such labs are appropriate microcompartments ...

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X-rays have become laser-like

Radiologists and biologists have been dreaming - ever since the discovery of lasers - of a compact laboratory source emitting X-rays in one direction in a laser-like beam. Such a source would permit X-ray images ...

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