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Million-year storage solution is set in stone

(Phys.org) -- A sapphire hard disk can last one million years and resolve a problem worrying archaeologists. Thursday, Patrick Charton of the French nuclear waste management agency ANDRA, presented a way out ...

Jul 13, 2012 4.3 / 5 (23) 56 | with audio podcast weblog

Bridgestone Develops Electronic Paper Display

Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products, has succeeded in the development of the "world's largest-class, thinnest and flexible color display" as reflective electronic ...

Jun 02, 2006 4.6 / 5 (21) 0

MIT team cooks up simple fuel recipe

MIT student Jules Walter has seen firsthand the impact of deforestation in his native Haiti: Nearly 98 percent of the island's forests are gone, and more trees are being cut down every year.

Aug 01, 2007 4.2 / 5 (22) 0

Stilgoe predicts the return of railroad

The golden age of the railroad ended in the mid-20th century, when Americans switched from Pullman cars to Chevys and eventually 747 jetliners. Yet, to John R. Stilgoe, Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in ...

Apr 14, 2008 4.8 / 5 (19) 0

Computer vision may not be as good as thought

For years, scientists have been trying to teach computers how to see like humans, and recent research has seemed to show computers making progress in recognizing visual objects. A new MIT study, however, cautions ...

Jan 25, 2008 4.3 / 5 (21) 0

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The newest language for mobile text messaging looks like hieroglyphics and sounds like a caveman. The language is Zlango, and its creators aim to inject whimsy and emotion into text messaging while reducing ...

Jun 27, 2006 3.1 / 5 (28) 0