Archive: 01/06/2006

Droids on the ISS

Six years ago, MIT engineering Professor David Miller showed the movie Star Wars to his students on their first day of class. There's a scene Miller is particularly fond of, the one where Luke Skywalker spars with a floating ...

dateJun 01, 2006 in Space Exploration
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Team lets there be leisurely light

Increasing interest has focused recently on ways of drastically slowing light or, more precisely, the speed of laser data pulses - and a joint USC/Duke University team has just reported improvements in a way to do this in ...

dateJun 01, 2006 in General Physics
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AeA supports Net Neutrality

AeA, the nation's largest trade association of companies within the hi-tech industry, announced Thursday its support for Net Neutrality.

dateJun 01, 2006 in Internet
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Broadband Report: Bravo goes alternative

In the last two weeks the folks at Bravo have made some interesting moves with the launch of two brand new broadband sites, BrilliantButCancelled.com, which features one-hit wonder TV shows, and OUTzoneTV.com, designed for ...

dateJun 01, 2006 in Telecom
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NTT DoCoMo expands i-mode to Hong Kong

A decade ago NTT DoCoMo was the mobile arm of Japan's single-biggest phone carrier, which dominated the domestic market that it more or less focused on exclusively. These days, the company continues to be one of the biggest ...

dateJun 01, 2006 in Business
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Robotics: Taking soldiers out of harm's way

Over the past three years, thousands of American soldiers in Iraq have been horribly injured or killed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The explosives, placed near or buried under roadways and often detonated by remote ...

dateJun 01, 2006 in Robotics
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