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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Nano World: Nanotube toxicity exams differ

How toxic carbon nanotubes are on cells apparently depends on what lab tests are used to examine them, experts told UPI's Nano World.

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 ...

International planetary probe meeting set

Robotic exploration of planets with atmospheres is the topic of NASA's Fourth International Planetary Probe Workshop this month in Pasadena, Calif.

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 ...

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