Archive: 10/25/2005

IBM Designed Power-based Chip for Microsoft Xbox 360

At Fall Processor Forum in San Jose, California today, IBM announced the custom designed microprocessor built for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console is in production at the company's East Fishkill, N.Y. fab and at Chartered Semiconductor ...

Oct 25, 2005 4 / 5 (3) 0

Automated analysis of security-sensitive protocols

The sheer number and variety of security protocols for Internet applications under development makes it difficult to be sure that any one protocol is 100 per cent secure from attack. Now an automated tool can systematically ...

Oct 25, 2005 5 / 5 (2) 0

New Evidence About the Rise of Oxygen

Scientists believe that oxygen first showed up in the atmosphere about 2.7 billion years ago. They think it was put there by a one-celled organism called "cyanobacteria," which had recently become the first living thing on ...

Oct 25, 2005 3.8 / 5 (11) 0

Even 'failed stars' form planets

An international team of astronomers says the process of building planets is more universal and robust than had previously been assumed. Brown dwarfs, like more massive normal stars, are formed when interstellar gas and dus ...

Oct 25, 2005 4.5 / 5 (2) 0