Intel Research Chip Advances 'Era Of Tera'

Intel researchers have developed the world's first programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single, 80-core chip not much larger than the size of a finger nail while using ...

Feb 12, 2007 4.6 / 5 (173) 0

Wormholes on Earth?

According to a group of mathematicians, it may be possible to create devices with internal tunnels that are invisible to detection by electromagnetic waves—wormholes, in a sense. The group discusses the idea in a paper ...

Nov 14, 2007 4.5 / 5 (177) 7 feature

Are We in the Peak of an Oil Bubble?

Since 2003, worldwide oil prices have quadrupled. According to a new study, the price of oil is rising at a faster-than-exponential rate, and cannot be sustained. In other words, we’re in the midst of an ...

Jul 07, 2008 4.3 / 5 (178) 39 feature

Nokia introduces seven new mobile phones

Easy-to-use menus, stylish designs at the heart of new handsets for WCDMA, GSM and CDMA markets Today, at the Nokia Connection events in Helsinki and Singapore, Nokia introduced seven new handsets under th ...

Jun 13, 2005 2 / 5 (391) 0

The Physics of Friendship

By comparing people to mobile particles randomly bouncing off each other, scientists have developed a new model for social networks. The model fits with empirical data to naturally reproduce the community ...

Mar 10, 2006 4.7 / 5 (164) 1 feature

Solar Cells with 60% Efficiency?

Nuclear Engineer Lonnie Johnson, best known for his invention of the super soaker squirt gun, has recently designed a new type of solar energy technology that he says can achieve a conversion efficiency rate ...

Jan 09, 2008 4.6 / 5 (163) 19 weblog