Archive: 24/07/2006

Ordering by Motion

The molecules within the living cell sustain a high degree of spatial order even though they are constantly in motion. This seems to defy basic physical principles which stress the strong interplay between motion and disorder. ...

dateJul 24, 2006 in Nanophysics
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Displays of a Different Stripe

Displays drain more power than any other component of a handheld device, a problem that will only grow as mobile devices incorporate higher-definition graphics. One way to wring greater brightness from every watt is by providing ...

dateJul 24, 2006 in Hardware
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The $100 laptop is coming

Some manufacturers Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen approached about producing and selling a laptop computer for $100 laughed at her. Despite this chiding and disbelief, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) chief technology officer has persevered, ...

dateJul 24, 2006 in Hardware
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Turning on the rural broadband tap...

Between 25 and 40 per cent of Europeans have no affordable, effective access to the 1s and 0s that constitute the ABCs of the rapidly emerging knowledge economy. The figure used depends on the definition of 'rural', but there ...

dateJul 24, 2006 in Telecom
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