Archive: 12/2/2008

Intel & Hitachi Team up for Enterprise Grade SSDs

( -- Intel and Hitachi announced that they are joining forces to produce Enterprise-grade SSDs that will incorporate Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Fiber Channel (FC) interfaces. Both firms plan ...

Dec 02, 2008 weblog
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Do laser printers emit harmful particles?

( -- Researchers have investigated the possibility that laser printers emit pathogenic toner particles into the air, which has been a subject of public controversy. Some reports have suggested ...

Dec 02, 2008 weblog
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Avalanches -- triggered from the valley

Everybody knows that skiers swishing down steep slopes can cause extensive slab avalanches. But there is a less well known phenomenon: A person skiing a gentle slope in the valley triggers a slab avalanche ...

Dec 02, 2008
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Ecological impact of African cities

African cities are growing faster than anywhere else in the world. This is having a major impact, but few ecologists are studying the urban environment and effect of cities on rural areas. One of the most important ecological ...

Dec 02, 2008
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Ice beetles impacted by climate change

In the summer of 1968, Dave Kavanaugh set off on a hike that would change the course of his life. As a second-year medical student at the University of Colorado, he had joined a climbing club with a few members of the biophysics ...

Dec 02, 2008
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