Can you hear me now? Not on Mars

It may be difficult for two people to have a conversation on Mars, according to a research paper by Penn State graduate student in acoustics Amanda Hanford and Lyle Long, professor of aerospace engineering.

In Brief: Happy 15th birthday to GSM

July 1 will mark 15 years since the first global system for mobile communication call was made, and some companies are celebrating the occasion.

Weather a threat to shuttle launch

The countdown for Saturday's launch of space shuttle Discovery is on schedule but the U.S. space agency is weary about the weather over Florida.

Samsung Develops 2Gb Flash Memory Using 60nm Process

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has successfully developed a faster and higher capacity version of the world's fastest memory chip.-- OneNAND TM -- while ...

Shuttle could return without crew

The U.S. space agency reportedly has a plan to guide the shuttle to earth if it is damaged and its crew is forced to stay on the International Space Station.

Broadband Report: YouTube plays with NBC

It's amazing how far the social video Web site YouTube has come in such a short time. In less than 12 months YouTube has reportedly had 9 million people a month visit the Web site, making it one of the largest and most trafficked ...

Net neutrality divides bureaucrats, too

Net neutrality continues to wrangle members of the House and Senate as lawmakers debate the pros and cons of the U.S. Telecom Act. They're not alone in being divided, though, as government officials too made clear their opposing ...

Apple announces internal investigation

Apple announced an internal investigation has discovered irregularities related to the issuance of certain stock option grants made between 1997 and 2001.

Firms offer video over wireless networks

Homeland security and television news will get a boost from a new technology designed to transmit video over existing wireless networks.

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