Thanks to a new technique for manipulating charged copper particles at the molecular scale, researchers at Arizona State University say their memory is, bit-for-bit, one-tenth the cost of — and 1,000 times as energy-efficient as — flash memory, the predominant memory technology in iPhones and other mobile devices.
A team of researchers at North Carolina State University, the University of Michigan and Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced the construction of the most powerful beam of positrons ever recorded.
The race to create life version 2.0 is under way.
And rumours abound that closest to the finish line in constructing a lifeform in the laboratory is US genome-entrepreneur Craig Venter’s research team.
More and more gadgets are coming to market that can be recharged via the ubiquitous USB port. This allows you to be able to recharge phones and other items from your computer, but what do you do when you are out camping or otherwise not around an AC outlet of USB port?
Using the “brute force” technique of recovering passwords, it was possible, though time-consuming, to recover passwords from popular applications. For example, the logon password for Windows Vista might be an eight-character string composed of uppercase and lowercase alphabetic characters. There would about 55 trillion (52 to the eighth power) possible passwords. Windows Vista uses NTLM hashing by default, so using a modern dual-core PC you could test up to 10,000,000 passwords per second, and perform a complete analysis in about two months. With ElcomSoft’s new technology, the process would take only three to five days, depending upon the CPU and GPU.
This cell phone has a 3.2 inch screen with a resolution of 480×854, a contrast ratio of 2000:1, and support for up to 26 million colors.
On top of that there is a 1Seg tuner, SD-MMC slots, Bluetooth with A2DP, a 3.2MP camera, HSDPA support, IR and GSM support. That’s a whole lot of phone right there, and it will be available in Japan only, one of the places lucky enough to have 1Seg.
Hitachi develops new hard drive head technology that will increase storage capacity to 4TB by 2011
Hitachi recently announced that it has achieved a breakthrough in hard drive read-head design.
This breakthrough has produced read-heads in the 30-50 nanometer range, approximately 2,000 times smaller than the width of an average human hair. This new technology is called current perpendicular-to-the-plane giant magnetoresistive heads.
Semiconductor can trap, detect and manipulate electron spin at 20 kelvins
Quantum computing is still out of reach for most mainstream industries, but continuing research in the field is making the technology more accessible. A team of engineers at the University at Buffalo have developed a semiconductor that can trap, detect and manipulate the single spin of an electron.
A device developed for a mission to Mars could help spot signs of life closer to home – by identifying the bacterium that causes TB.
The Open University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine project will use a tiny detection kit made for the Beagle 2 project.
A computer model of the early Universe indicates the first stars could have formed in spectacular, long filaments.
These structures, which may have been thousands of light-years across, would have been shaped by “dark matter”.
NTT Communications plans to launch a study to see howfeasible it would be to distribute digital signs that are able toemit different aromas. The NTT Kaori Tsushin, a combination betweenthe Spot Media digital signage and Kaori Tsushin fragrance system, can be giveninstructions via the Internet.
Samsung announced that it will have a new thin-film-transistor (TFT), LCD on display at FPD International 2007 in Yokohama, Japan this week. The new LCD panel has the thinnest profile ever for a full-size HDTV. The 40-inch diagonal Full HD LCD TV panel is a mere 10mm thick.
The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.
Funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the finished array will have 350 six-metre antennas and will be one of the world’s largest.
San Diego (CA) – At its Fall 2007 member meeting, the Internet 2 consortium announced that its updated infrastructure is ready to go online and provide an initial capacity of 100 Gb/s to researchers and educators.