NVIDIA Introduces New Integrated GeForce 9400M GPU

Demand for better visual computing performance continues to grow as more and more applications tap the massively parallel processing power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for more than just graphics. As gamers, video ...

Phoenix Weathers Dust Storm

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Phoenix Lander over the weekend successfully weathered a regional dust storm that temporarily lowered its solar power, and the team is back investigating the Red Planet's northern plains.

Research points to methods for recovering petroleum

Miles below us, deep within Earth's crust, life is astir. Organisms there are not the large creatures typically envisioned when thinking of life. Instead, thriving there are microbes, the smallest and oldest form of life ...

Gold Nanostars Outshine the Competition

(PhysOrg.com) -- Novel nanoparticles being tested at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have researchers seeing stars. In a recent paper,* NIST scientists used surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to ...

Real pilots and 'virtual flyers' go head-to-head

(PhysOrg.com) -- Stunt pilots have raced against computer-generated opponents for the first time — in a contest that combines the real and the 'virtual' at 250 miles per hour.

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