Archive: 12/23/2004

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 ...

Dec 23, 2004
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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 ...

Dec 23, 2004
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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 will c ...

Dec 23, 2004
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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 ...

Dec 23, 2004
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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) of a second ...

Dec 23, 2004
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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 s ...

Dec 23, 2004
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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 (MS ...

Dec 23, 2004
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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 ...

Dec 23, 2004
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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 ...

Dec 23, 2004
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Nokia Lifeblog Software

Nokia today announced that Nokia Lifeblog 1.5 is now available at http://www.nokia.com/lifeblog . Nokia Lifeblog is a mobile phone and PC application that keeps an organized multimedia diary of the items collected with your ...

Dec 23, 2004
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Solar Power Aircraft Will Make Broadband Available To All

An international project is developing new technology that can be installed into high altitude platforms - such as solar powered aircraft or airships - to make Broadband Internet access available to remote areas and moving ...

Dec 23, 2004
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The Physics of Santa Claus

Calculations maintain that the laws of physics should prevent Santa Claus from delivering all his gifts and that Santa would burn up in the atmosphere if he tried. The internet magazine, forskning.no, has ...

Dec 23, 2004
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Disappearing in dry quicksand

People and even vehicles disappearing in the desert: they are popular myths of desert travelers. In famous books writers like T.E. Lawrence, 'Lawrence of Arabia', let these things happen. They could be more ...

Dec 23, 2004
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Scientists decode human chromosome 16

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI), culminating a 16-year effort, has completed its share of the Human Genome Project with the publication of the DNA sequence and analysis of chromosome 16 in the Dec. 23 issue of Nature. "The Department of Energy is very pr ...

Dec 23, 2004
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