Archive: 03/28/2007

AT&T: In Cell Phones, Simple Is the New Sexy

ORLANDO -- The new killer app for wireless is ease of use. That's the word that Randall Stephenson, chief operating officer of AT&T, delivered in his keynote speech at the 2007 CTIA Wireless conference here.

dateMar 28, 2007 in Telecom
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Controversy Swirls Around Changes in GPLv3

While the move to block deals like the one between Novell and Microsoft will not prevent Novell from using existing GPLv2 software in its present versions, it could have a chilling effect on the company going forward.

dateMar 28, 2007 in Software
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Smart thin film membranes adopt properties of guest molecules

Virginia Tech researchers announced last year that they had created a nanostructured membrane that incorporates DNA base pairs in order to impart molecular recognition and binding ability to the synthetic material. This year ...

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Controlled by distant explosions

At 11:08 pm on 17 April 2006, an alarm rang in the Control Room of ESO's Very Large Telescope on Paranal, Chile. Fortunately, it did not announce any catastrophe on the mountain, nor with one of the world's largest telescopes. ...

dateMar 28, 2007 in Astronomy
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RFID Feared as Possible Terrorist Target

London's Royal Academy of Engineering suggests that someday a terrorist will be able to read personal details from a distance and set a bomb to go off when a particular person gets within range.

dateMar 28, 2007 in Other
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