Archive: 03/16/2007

Combating Friction and Stiction

Micro-electro-mechanical systems, popularly referred to as MEMS, in small electronic devices often fail because of adhesion and stiction – the attractive force between the surfaces of interacting parts. University ...

Mar 16, 2007
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Gallium: A new antibacterial agent?

New antibacterial strategies are needed because more and more bacteria are antibiotic resistant and because antibiotics are not effective at eradicating chronic bacterial infections. One approach to developing new antibacterial ...

Mar 16, 2007
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Can a Rootkit Be Certified for Vista?

A roomful of hackers, CIOs and CSOs agree that Microsoft's given us the most secure version of Windows yet, but their approval is served up with a garnish of "excepts," "howevers" and "althoughs."

Mar 16, 2007
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AT&T Wants You to Float Your Security Off into a Cloud

Edward G. Amoroso, chief security officer for AT&T, says most of us have no business running a network. Businesses' infrastructures have allowed complexity to spread like a cancer, he says, and most times we simply don't ...

Mar 16, 2007
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Magnetic particles act as ink in new printer

By using a laser beam to focus and push particles against a substrate, scientist Lars Helseth of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has designed and built a unique type of colloidal printer. Taking ...

Mar 16, 2007 feature
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MySpace 'MyStores' Tie Bands Closer to Community

Word of an announcement from SNOCAP, the music technology/online distribution company, was brewing earlier this week, and today they finally let the cat out of the bag: SNOCAP is working with record labels like SubPop to ...

Mar 16, 2007
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Commodore Unveils New PC Line

Commodore Gaming has emerged from the shadows to announce its first line of gaming PCs, together with some flashy new cases.

Mar 16, 2007
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Microsoft Investigates IE 7 Vulnerability

The vulnerability leaves users open to potential phishing attacks. Microsoft is investigating a new flaw uncovered in Internet Explorer 7 that opens users up to phishing attacks.

Mar 16, 2007
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