Archive: 11/21/2005

Laptops, funds not enough to shrink digital gap

From talks about launching the $100 laptop to setting up a technology investment fund, poorer nations made certain that addressing the digital divide between the wealthy and impoverished countries was addressed at the latest ...

Nov 21, 2005 4.2 / 5 (5) 0

Spirit Marks 1st Martian Year

Spirit, the untiring robotic "wonder child" sent by NASA to explore the eerily earthlike fourth planet from the sun, has completed one martian year--that's almost two Earth years--on Mars. Designed to last ...

Nov 21, 2005 4.5 / 5 (6) 0

The Impossible Is Possible: Laser Light from Silicon

Silicon has made its way into everything from computers to cameras. But a silicon laser? Physically impossible – until now. A Brown University research team led by Jimmy Xu has engineered the first directly ...

Nov 21, 2005 4.5 / 5 (24) 0

Shortage of physics teachers in the UK worse than ever

An independent report published today directly links the steep decline in the number of students taking A-level physics to the shortage of expert physics teachers. With over 30% of physics teachers due to retire in the next ...

Nov 21, 2005 4 / 5 (8) 0