Archive: 08/17/2005

Universal Music Group Joins Blu-ray Disc Association

Universal Music Group (UMG) has joined the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) as a contributing member. The addition of Universal Music Group to the BDA's current lineup of more than 140 leading companies in the ...

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No foolproof way to beat virus attack for now

Microsoft continues to be the prime target for those intent on wrecking havoc in cyberspace, but for now the software giant argues that only it can save users from computer-virus attacks.

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NASA Successfully Completes Solid Rocket Motor Test

NASA's Space Shuttle program successfully fired its first Production Rate Motor Tuesday, Aug. 16, at a Utah test facility. The two-minute static, or stationary, firing of the rocket motor was performed at ATK Thiokol, an ...

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Toshiba Develops High Performance Microprocessor Core

'MeP-h1'is the World's First 1GHz Configurable Processor Toshiba Corporation announced that it has developed a new high-end processor core, MeP-h1, the first configurable microprocessor to achieve a 1GHz clock speed. The ...

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Researchers Carve with Electricity at the Nanometer Scale

By applying electric current through a thin film of oil molecules, engineers have developed a new method to precisely carve arrays of tiny holes only 10 nanometers wide into sheets of gold. The new system, called Electric ...

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Microwavable chips for wireless communication

A recent EU project designed and developed a new demonstrator microchip that will dramatically cut the cost of producing new wireless products and could mean that a whole range of existing products will be enabled for wireless ...

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Saturn’s rings have own atmosphere

Data from the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini spacecraft indicate that Saturn's majestic ring system has its own atmosphere - separate from that of the planet itself.

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