Making Hair Realistic in Computer Animation

Poets and novelists often describe hair as "shining" or "shimmering." Dark hair has a "sheen"; blond hair "glows." All this comes about because of the complex scattering of incident light off of individual hairs and from ...

Study: Predators bind ecosystems together

An international team of scientists published a theoretical analysis this week, positing that complex ecosystems are held together by their top predators.

Internet businesses promote Net neutrality

Internet businesses are expressing concern over the government's lack of interest in Net neutrality. With the Telecommunications Act under way, these businesses and the public in general are fearful of the absence of Net ...

Hackers shut out by World Cup security

Security around the computer system used in the recent World Cup tournament held up well enough to prevent any significant problems.

Sending quantum information over long distances

Ever since the idea of quantum communication was proposed, scientists have considered quantum communication systems as completely separate from classical communication systems. However, an international group of scientists ...

Intel to debut Core 2 Duo chips in August

Despite the inevitable complaints and grumbling from some quarters, change is a necessary thing -- especially in the microprocessor industry. This August, Intel will release the Intel Core 2 series of chips. The eighth generation ...

Researchers use corn waste to generate electricity

After the corn harvest, whether for cattle feed or corn on the cob, farmers usually leave the stalks and stems in the field, but now, a team of Penn State researchers thinks corn stover can be used not only to manufacture ...

Scientists decode how plants avoid sunburn

Too much sun – for plants as well as people – can be harmful to long-term health. But to avoid the botanical equivalent of “lobster tans,” plants have developed an intricate internal defense mechanism called photoprotection, ...

Samsung Produces 60-Nanometer 8-Gigabit NAND Flash Memory

Samsung Electronics today announced that it has begun mass producing an 8-Gigabit (Gb) NAND flash memory device, providing a much larger and more affordable storage density for consumer and mobile applications such as mobile ...

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