Archive: 09/25/2008

Quantum leap in hi-tech performance

For years, physicists have been heralding the revolutionary potential of using quantum mechanics to build a new generation of supercomputers, unbreakable codes, and ultra-fast and secure communication networks.

Sep 25, 2008 4.3 / 5 (21) 1

Deactivating a cancer growth promoter

Three enzymes called phosphatases that shut down a molecule called SRC-3 (steroid receptor coactivator 3) could provide a new pathway for fighting cancer, particularly tumors of the breast and prostate, said researchers at ...

Sep 25, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0

Discovered: world's largest tsunami debris

A line of massive boulders on the western shore of Tonga may be evidence of the most powerful volcano-triggered tsunami found to date. Up to 9 meters (30 feet) high and weighing up to 1.6 million kilograms ...

Sep 25, 2008 4.4 / 5 (24) 0

Zeroing in on Wi-Fi 'dead zones'

Rooting out Wi-Fi "dead zones" in large wireless networks that cover whole neighborhoods or cities is an expensive proposition. Pre-deployment testing is so costly that most WiFi providers simply build their networks first ...

Sep 25, 2008 4.4 / 5 (11) 1