Archive: 7/10/2005

Switching on power line Internet connectivity

One in five Europeans today enjoy broadband Internet access via competing technologies. Low-cost and fast data access over electricity network power lines is one such technology that is being extensively tested in four European ...

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Pushing the limits of hard disk storage

Just how much data can we cram onto a hard disk? In a paper appearing online today in Physical Review Letters, EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) Professor Harald Brune and his colleagues report what they believe ...

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Biggest recorded earthquake was brewing for four centuries

The earthquake that rocked Chile in 1960 - at magnitude 9.5, the biggest ever recorded - was preceded by almost 400 years of accumulating stress, according to studies of the region's buried soils and sand. Strain had been ...

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An organic thyristor

An organic salt that can be switched between two different conducting states is reported in September in the journal Nature.

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Firms debut 100 Mbps broadband in Japan

An industry consortium in Japan has unveiled technology capable of providing home broadband speed up to 100 megabits per second over existing cable.

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NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour Comes To Life

Engineers cheered as electricity coursed through Space Shuttle Endeavour today for the first time in two years. The powering of Endeavour signaled the end of the orbiter's major modification period at NASA's Kennedy Space ...

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