New chemistry approach promises less expensive drugs

With a newly discovered method of assembling organic molecules, a team of Princeton University chemists may have found a way to sidestep many of the expensive and hazardous barriers that stand in the way of drug development.

Device draws cells close -- but not too close -- together

In a popular children's game participants stand as close as possible without touching. But on a microscopic level, coaxing cells to be very, very close without actually touching one another has been among the most frustrating ...

Nanotubes could improve thermal management in electronics

As the electronics industry continues to churn out smaller and slimmer portable devices, manufacturers have been challenged to find new ways to combat the persistent problem of thermal management. New research published in ...

ThinkFree, Zimbra Prep Offline Clients

ThinkFree and Zimbra announced at the 2007 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference offline clients of their popular office software packages.

Hands-On With the Helio Ocean

Helio makes me glad. I've been waiting quite a while to say that, as I've felt for ages that the social-networking-focused wireless carrier was waiting for a phone that could really change the way people communicate. After ...

Kyocera Melts, Squirts Steel to Make New Phone

Forget reinventing the phone. Kyocera decided to reinvent the steel molecule for a radical new hinge on their E5000 design phone announced here at the CTIA trade show.

London asthma sufferers get space-based help

The city of London has launched an innovative service, funded by ESA, which delivers air pollution alerts and health advice via SMS text messages to those who suffer from asthma and other conditions vulnerable to poor air ...

Companies Aim to Put Projectors in Cell Phones

Although the latest and greatest cell phones are all the rage at this years CTIA show, a new mobile device category emerged that many are calling "nano" or "pico" projectors.

Latest Draft of GPL 3 Comes Under Fire

Corporate reaction to the release of the third discussion draft of the GNU General Public License has been immediate and critical.

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