Archive: 7/07/2006

MIT researchers create visionary optic fibers

In a radical departure from conventional lens-based optics, MIT scientists have developed a sophisticated optical system made of mesh-like webs of light-detecting fibers. The fiber constructs, which have a number of advantages ...

dateJul 07, 2006 in Condensed Matter
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Supernova leaves behind mysterious object

Thanks to data from ESA's XMM-Newton satellite, a team of scientists taking a closer look at an object discovered over 25 years ago have found that it is like none other known in our galaxy.

dateJul 07, 2006 in Astronomy
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Globe Talk: The push for seniors online

Going online is no longer a choice, but a necessity for those living in highly wired societies. What's more, old age should not be an excuse to be cut off from cyberspace, or so argues the British government.

dateJul 07, 2006 in Internet
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Wireless World: WiFi now in rural areas

Just two years ago, wireless fidelity technology was an utterly urban phenomenon. Urbane computer users in the cities frequented coffee houses and Kinko's shops, whenever they were about town, to check their e-mail messages ...

dateJul 07, 2006 in Telecom
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