Archive: 8/12/2004

Identifying Top Quality CD and DVD Media for Archiving

Will your medical or bank records stored on CD or DVD still be retrievable 10 or 20 years from now? The answer depends on how well this type of media are cared for and on specific manufacturing processes used, according to ...

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Microchip Industry Strives to Perfect Its Timing

Time is money, especially to the semiconductor industry. Electronics manufacturers use extremely sophisticated equipment to churn out the latest microchips, but they have a timing problem. It's very difficult to get all the ...

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Software Tool Finds 'Needles' in Data 'Haystacks'

When looking for a needle in a haystack, it's helpful to know what a needle looks like. A new software tool developed by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes it possible to find ...

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JVC Develops Eco-friendly DVD Disk

According to JCN Network, Victor Company of Japan (JVC) has developed an eco-friendly DVD disk made from corn starch-based polylactide. The disk incorporates polyactide-based transparent plastic for optical disk use, which ...

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Scientists Find Atomic Clues to Tougher Ceramics

Advanced ceramics are wonderful materials – they withstand temperatures that would melt steel and resist most corrosive chemicals. If only they weren’t so brittle. Poor resistance to fracture damage has been the major ...

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Thunderbird 1.0 vs. Outlook Express

Thunderbird 1.0 is Mozilla’s next generation e-mail client. Thunderbird makes emailing safer, faster, and easier than ever before with the industry’s best implementations of features such as intelligent spam filters, ...

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Researchers invent energy-saving computer chip

New microchip is 10 times smaller and 100 times more energy efficient than currently used chips University of Alberta researchers have designed a computer chip that uses about 100 times less energy than current state-of-the-art ...

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Vest-pocket beamer

The vest-pocket projector could soon become reality. It is based on a tilting micromirror that builds up the picture line by line. The designers of a laboratory prototype have managed to raise its operating speed and resolution ...

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Women Online Have New Tech Attitude, According To Survey

Survey Reveals New Woman Emerging -"Tif" the Technology Involved Female It's sometimes fashionable, always functional, and a growing number of women consider it an absolute must-have. It's not the latest designer outfit ...

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