Archive: 09/29/2004

Extraterrestrial Communication

In a cover story for the journal Nature, Christopher Rose, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers, contends that inscribing information and physically sending it to some location in deep s ...

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Tiny arm shuttles electrons in a new transistor

Using a vibrating arm less than one-millionth of an inch long and one-thousand times thinner than a human hair, a new transistor toggles on and off through the movement of a single electron. The infinitesimal size and low power requirements of this single electron transist ...

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New Supercomputing Center in Pittsburgh

The U.S. academic community will soon have access to a new supercomputer modeled on the highest-performance systems currently being built in the United States, through a $9.7 million award to the Pittsburgh Supercomputin ...

Sep 29, 2004 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Mars Drill Will Seek Knowledge and Resources

It will be drilling for information first, then for resources, though oil is not likely to be among exploration targets. The futuristic drilling rig, under development at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, is designed for use on the moon or on ...

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