Archive: 11/28/2005

SIIA warns of pirated software

The SIIA is alerting holiday shoppers to the dangers of pirated software. The Software & Information Industry Association warned consumers Monday to be on the lookout for pirated software this holiday season. The number of ...

Nov 28, 2005 4 / 5 (1) 0

MIT sleuths discover quick way to new materials

In work that could radically change how engineers search for new materials, MIT researchers have developed a way to test the mechanical properties of almost 600 different materials in a matter of days - a task that would ...

Nov 28, 2005 4.7 / 5 (12) 0

Near Earth Objects - what lies ahead?

Telescope facilities across the world are watching the skies for rocky remnants from outer space on a collision course with planet Earth. Currently one or two of these so called 'Near Earth Objects' [NEOs] ...

Nov 28, 2005 4.7 / 5 (7) 0

Tech Style Goes Tactile

The laptop PC is finally ready for its close-up. Previously confined to a world of monotone grays and blacks, touchable laptop PCs are now poised to break into the fashion spotlight. Intel Corporation and ...

Nov 28, 2005 2 / 5 (3) 0

Venus Express equipment test successful

A recent check of the VIRTIS imaging spectrometer during the Venus Express commissioning phase has allowed its first remote-sensing data to be acquired, using Earth and the Moon as a reference.

Nov 28, 2005 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

AMBER looks into the cradle of planets

An international team of astronomers investigated a disk of gas and dust surrounding a young star, as well as the stellar winds which emanate from that star. The team found unique, previously unknown characteristics ...

Nov 28, 2005 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Mixed metals not so mixed up at the nano-level

With the help of the world's most brilliant hard X-ray beams at the Advanced Photon Source, scientists have seen for the first time metal atoms near the surface of a liquid alloy arrange themselves in alternating ...

Nov 28, 2005 4.4 / 5 (15) 0

World's first SOI MOSFET with crystalline Gd2O3

Researchers at AMICA have successfully fabricated the world's first MOSFETs on ultra-thin-body silicon-on-insulator (SOI) material with a crystalline gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) gate dielectric.

Nov 28, 2005 3.3 / 5 (3) 0

Security gets framed

Despite millions of dollars spent by IT companies, digital security still contains more holes than a Swiss cheese. One European project plans to plug those holes by creating a virtual security framework independent of both ...

Nov 28, 2005 3.5 / 5 (2) 0