Archive: 23/12/2004

The malware attack against mobile phones is mounting

The security challenges in the mobile environment are similar to the problems we have encountered in the PC world. Open platforms are becoming popular in smartphones, for example the Symbian operating system is used in more ...

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New Trojan for Symbian Platform

Symbian anti-virus specialist SimWorks today announced that it has identified a new threat to Symbian phone users. The threat, METAL Gear.a encourages mobile phone users to install it by masquerading as a Symbian version ...

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Toshiba Develops New Technology for Advanced CMOS Fabrication

Toshiba Corporation has announced a new method for suppressing thermal instability and current leakage in MOS transistors that support advanced CMOS fabrication at 45-nanometer gate lengths and beyond. The new technology ...

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Synthetic biology: Researchers mass produce genes on a chip

Imagine that the bricks used to build a house cost $1,000 each—building a home would be cost prohibitive. Similarly, the bricks to build living organisms—genes and genetic assemblies—can cost thousands of dollars to ...

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Season's Greetings at the Speed of Light

MIT presents an ultrafast holiday offering Most days, MIT chemist Keith Nelson and his team do cutting-edge research with femtosecond laser pulses—flashes of light that last about a thousandth-of-a-trillionth (10-15) ...

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NASA Finds Polluted Clouds Hold Less Moisture & Cool Earth Less

A NASA study found some clouds that form on tiny haze particles are not cooling the Earth as much as previously thought. These findings have implications for the ability to predict changes in climate. Andrew Ackerman, a scientist ...

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ASU Scientists Part of 'Next Step' in Mars Exploration

Though two rovers are still running on Mars, NASA is already planning a return and once again a number of Arizona State University scientists are lined up to play key roles. The mission is called the Mars Science Laboratory ...

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New mixing method for microchip-sized labs

By alternating the flow of fluid through tiny plastic pipes, a team of mechanical engineers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has discovered a new and speedier way to mix liquids, which in turn will someday produce ...

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ASU Satellite Missing

Boeing Co. Delta IV heavy-lift rocket failed to put a communications satellite, that was developed by Arizona State University, in the orbit it was supposed to. Boeing said the failure was apparently caused by a shorter-than-planned ...

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