Nanotechnology: not just for geeks

Say “nanotechnology,” and geeks imagine iPhones, laptops and flash drives. But more than 60 percent of the 580 products in a newly updated inventory of nanotechnology consumer products are such “un-geeky” items as ...

U.S. airline data available on the Web

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the International Center for Air Transportation have created a comprehensive Web collection of airline data.

Engineer develops technology to quickly find leaks in spacecraft

Tiny meteors flash through space. There's spacecraft debris flying around, too. And so there's a risk that objects just a few millimeters across could pierce the thin aluminum skin of spacecraft such as the International ...

Menace in a bottle: Detecting liquid explosives

After the plot to blow up trans-Atlantic airlines with liquid explosives was uncovered in London in August 2006, there has been pressure on the airline industry, and Homeland Security, to find new ways to not only detect ...

Argonne researcher studies what makes quantum dots blink

In order to learn more about the origins of quantum dot blinking, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago and the California Institute of Technology have developed ...

Sony Unveils Second Edition of Reader Digital Book

The new Reader (model PRS-505) features a svelte body design and is available in two colors – silver and dark blue. Re-styled controls more closely mimic paper page turns and allow for quick, intuitive navigation.

Researchers fight phishing attacks with phishing tactics

Early findings by Carnegie Mellon University researchers suggest that people who are suckered by a spoof email into visiting a counterfeit Web site are also people who are ready to learn their lesson about “phishing” ...

Thumb-size microsystem enables cell culture and incubation

Integrating silicon microchip technology with a network of tiny fluid channels, some thinner than a human hair, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have developed a thumb-size micro-incubator to culture living cells ...

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