When it comes to risk, not all nanomaterials are created equal

The size, type, and dispersion of nanomaterials could all play a role in how these materials impact human health and the environment, according to two groups of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In new studies, ...

Ladybugs may be cute, but watch out when they get near wine

Ladybugs may look pretty but they also have a dark side. In some places, the polka-dotted insects have become a nuisance by invading homes and crops, including some vineyards. To make matters worse, the bugs produce a foul-smelling ...

Molecular Tools Make the Cut

Researchers in Japan have developed a pair of molecular-scale scissors that open and close in response to light. The tiny scissors are the first example of a molecular machine capable of mechanically manipulating molecules ...

The Year of OpenSolaris

At the end of 2006, ZDnet blogger Paul Murphy made what I thought at the time to be a poor prediction: That 2007 will see Sun's OpenSolaris eclipse Linux in the size and activity of its developer community, and all OS development ...

Vonage Barred from Using Verizon Patents

The company has said that its customers will not be affected, and in public statements, attorneys for the company have said that they anticipate getting a stay on the injunction while they appeal.

Sun Praises Google for Lowering Cost of Networks

Continuing its recent momentum, Sun Microsystems says it expects to be generating 10 percent operating profit in the future, but that is dependent on a number of factors.

A Good News-Bad News Challenge for Server Makers

It's no secret that powering and keeping cool ever-enlarging data centers has become a serious pain point for enterprises - particularly those with anywhere from 100 to thousands of servers.

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