Researcher discovers how to control semiconductor nanowires

Jorden van Dam, researcher at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft (Holland), has succeeded in largely controlling the transportation of electrons in semiconductor nanowires. Van Dam moreover discovered how to observe ...

A multimedia archaeological tour on your mobile phone

A tour of a big outdoor cultural site can sometimes be a frustrating experience if objects are not easily located, identified or placed in historical context. The Agamemnon project is working on an interactive multimedia ...

Fail-Safe Techniques Erase Magnetic Storage Media

What if you absolutely must delete all data from a computer drive -- beyond any hope of recovery? That was the challenge facing scientists at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Their solution: special high-strength ...

Study: Men good at anger, women with joy

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology study shows men are good at noticing angry faces, with women good at noticing surprised, sad or joyful expressions.

Value user over technology, new book says

Brilliant technological innovation is good, but only as good as the market. New technologies fail financially when they fail to take into account how users will react to them.

Nano World: Finger-sensitive sensor films

Devices comparable in sensitivity to human fingers, enabled by a novel film embedded with nanoparticles, could offer the first step toward giving robotics hands the delicacy of the human touch, experts told UPI's Nano World.

An evil storm is forecast

Wicked, Evil, Foul, Bad -- all words meaning essentially the same thing, yet we don't talk about "evil weather," "foul witches" or the "forces of bad."

Robots duke it out in Germany for RoboCup

In 2050, soccer and robot fans may soon be rooting for their favorite teams in a Cup game of human world soccer champion teams vs. a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots -- that's at least the ultimate vision of the RoboCup ...

Nanotechnology simulations show what experiments miss

Taking issue with the perception that computer models lack realism, a Sandia National Laboratories researcher told his audience that simulations of the nanoscale provide researchers more detailed results — not less — ...

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