Sandisk Unleashes World's Fastest MLC SSD Family

SanDisk Corporation today unveiled its third-generation family of solid-state drives (SSDs). Using multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory technology, SanDisk’s G3 Series establishes new benchmarks in performance and price-performance ...

'Hobbit' fossils a new species, anthropologist says

An analysis of an 18,000-year-old fossil, described as the remains of a diminutive humanlike creature, proves that genuine cave-dwelling "hobbits" once flourished in Southeast Asia, according to a Long Island anthropologist ...

Coal ash spill reveals risks, lapses in waste regulation

The coal ash spill in Tennessee last month is putting a spotlight on whether the ash from 450 other power plants around the country could be contaminating the nation's drinking water supplies.

2008's top tech trends

It would have been hard for even the most innovative product to stand out last year in such a lousy economy. But even had the economy been good, the tech industry wouldn't have earned many headlines. In short, there was nothing ...

Displacing petroleum-derived butanol with plants

As a chemical for industrial processes, butanol is used in everything from brake fluid, to paint thinners, to plastics. According to a University of Illinois researcher, butanol made from plant material could displace butanol ...

Microsoft secures Verizon mobile search deal

Microsoft Corp. has bested rivals Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. by securing an agreement to become the default provider of Internet search service to mobile phone customers of Verizon Wireless, a Verizon executive said Wednesday.

How Bed Bugs Outsmart the Chemicals Designed to Control Them

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bed bugs, once nearly eradicated in the built environment, have made a big comeback recently, especially in urban centers such as New York City. In the first study to explain the failure to control certain ...

Study: Mosquitoes beat out love song before mating

(PhysOrg.com) -- That pesky buzz of a nearby mosquito is the sound of love, scientists have known for some time. But a new Cornell study reports that males and females flap their wings and change their tune to create a harmonic ...

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