Using video-game technology to find oil, gas

What do video games and seismic explorations have in common? Both require very demanding computer applications that call for the ability to process massive quantities of data rapidly. Using computer technology originally ...

AMD announces three new AMD Athlon 64 processor models

At the Embedded Systems Conference this week, AMD announced the addition of three new low power AMD Athlon 64 processors to its embedded product lineup, giving embedded systems designers the benefits of AMD64 technology in ...

A Giant Trilobite on the Sun

"We've never seen anything quite like it," says solar physicist Lika Guhathakurta from NASA headquarters.

Notebooks Become Head-Turning Works of Art

Sony today unveiled the VAIO Graphic Splash Maya Hayuk Edition notebooks featuring designs from New York-based, emerging artist, Maya Hayuk. These limited edition PCs are available in two head-turning designs—“Grow” ...

Human ancestors more primitive that once thought

A team of researchers, including Herman Pontzer, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical anthropology in Arts & Sciences, has determined through analysis of the earliest known hominid fossils outside of Africa, recently discovered ...

Researchers reassess theories on formation of Earth's atmosphere

Geochemists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are challenging commonly held ideas about how gases are expelled from the Earth. Their theory, which is described in the Sept. 20 issue of the journal Nature, could change the ...

Artists 'draw on air' to create 3D illustrations

By putting on a virtual reality mask, holding a stylus in one hand and a tracking device in the other, an artist can draw 3D objects in the air with unprecedented precision. This new system is called “Drawing on Air,” ...

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