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080609: Scientists develop fastest computer -- WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists unveiled the world's fastest supercomputer on Monday, a $100 million machine that for the first time has performed 1,000 trillion calculations per second in a sustained exercise. More
070831: IBM Stores Data on Single Atoms -- New nanotech breakthroughs have enabled IBM to measure magnetic fields at an atomic level and to build transistor-like switches from a single molecule.
-- IBM Corp. has demonstrated how to perform certain computer functions on single atoms and molecules, a discovery that could someday lead to processors the size of a speck of dust, the company said Thursday.
Researchers at IBM's Almaden Research Center in California developed a technique for measuring magnetic anisotropy, a property of the magnetic field that gives it the ability to maintain a particular direction. Being able to measure magnetic anisotropy at the atomic level is a crucial step toward the magnet representing the ones or the zeroes used to store data in binary computer language. More
Flying saucer in production in the US
TOKYO (AP) -- Whizzing to work in a flying saucer seems like a futuristic fantasy reminiscent of George Jetson and his space-age pals.But that reality may be one step closer after US company Moller International embarked on a wacky 30-year quest to build a personal flying pod.More
070321: Pentagon Preps Mind Fields
-- The U.S. military is working on computers than can scan your mind and adapt to what you're thinking. More
061121: Hitachi Brain Interface Allows Users to Control Model Trains -- More research being done in brain-machine interface technology. More
061028: Kiwi scientist makes DNA computer breakthrough -- An Albany scientist has developed a computer chip made from DNA molecules - the building blocks of life - that can store and execute computer programs within the body. More
061005: Scientists teleport two different objects -- LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Beaming people in "Star Trek" fashion is still in the realms of science fiction, but physicists in Denmark have teleported information from light to matter bringing quantum communication and computing closer to reality. More
060725: Scientists Say They’ve Found a Code Beyond Genetics in DNA -- Researchers believe they have found a second code in DNA in addition to the genetic code. The genetic code specifies all the proteins that a cell makes. The second code, superimposed on the first, sets the placement of the nucleosomes, miniature protein spools around which the DNA is looped. The spools both protect and control access to the DNA itself. More
Honda says brain waves control robot
TOKYO (AP) -- In a step toward linking a person's thoughts to machines, Japanese automaker Honda said it has developed a technology that uses brain signals to control a robot's very simple moves.
050819: Picture this: 3D TV by 2020 -- Japanese national project aims to create high-definition, 'virtual reality' viewing from any angle -- TOKYO (Reuters) - Imagine watching a soccer game on a television that not only shows the players in three dimensions but also lets you experience the smells of the stadium and maybe even pat a goal scorer on the back. More
050608: Scientists Help Develop First Single Molecule Transistor
-- A scientist at the University of Liverpool has helped to create the world's smallest transistor - by proving that a single molecule can power electric circuits. More
050412: Barcelona Boasts EU's Top Supercomputer -- BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Europe's fastest supercomputer - an IBM that can make 40 trillion calculations per second - booted up for the first time Tuesday at a research center in Barcelona. More
050126: Radar to see through walls
-- OTTAWA — Military researchers are developing a high-tech radar system that can see through walls, locating and tracking hidden enemies, hostage-takers or even avalanche victims buried under mounds of snow. More
041129: Scientists track footprints of thoughts
-- Australian scientists have discovered a way to track the electronic footpath of a single thought travelling through the human brain.
041022: Physicists Transfer Information Between Matter And Light; Advancing Quantum Communication -- A team of physicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology has taken a significant step toward the development of quantum communications systems by successfully transferring quantum information from two different groups of atoms onto a single photon. More
040818: Teleportation goes long distance -- Physicists have carried out successful teleportation with particles of light over a distance of 600m across the River Danube in Austria. More
040724: Scotty may soon be able to beam us up -- Physicists are working at the far reaches of theoretical science but even their most difficult and abstract ideas can have practical applications, as SIMON COLLINS reports
When Captain James Kirk wanted to get the Starship Enterprise to the other side of the galaxy he ordered engineer Montgomery Scott to change "warp factor", and the ship was away.
040617: New Intel chip to boost PC graphics
Chips aimed at boosting performance as Intel looks to make computers entertainment centers. -- SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp., the world's largest chip maker, is set to launch Thursday a highly-anticipated new chip designed to sharply improve and expand the power of personal computers.
Intel is expected Thursday to officially mark the launch of its Grantsdale chip set, which will work in tandem with Pentium processors to give PCs more powerful sound and graphics, a speedier link for peripherals and memory, and give desktop PCs the ability to run a wireless data network. More
040616: Teleportation breakthrough made
-- Scientists have performed successful teleportation on atoms for the first time, the journal Nature reports.
The feat was achieved by two teams of researchers working independently on the problem in the US and Austria. More
040506: DNA robot takes its first steps
-- A microscopic biped with legs just 10 nanometres long and fashioned from fragments of DNA has taken its first steps.
The nanowalker is being hailed as a major breakthrough by nanotechnologists. The biped's inventors, chemists Nadrian Seeman and William Sherman of New York University, say that while many scientists have been trying to build nanoscale devices capable of bipedal motion, theirs is the first to succeed. More
040430: Quantum Computers Are A Quantum Leap Closer, Say Purdue Physicists -- WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new breed of faster, more powerful computers based on quantum mechanics may be a step closer to reality, report scientists from Purdue and Duke universities.
040328: NASA jet breaks speed record
-- LOS ANGELES, California -- NASA has made aeronautics history by launching an experimental jet that reached a record velocity of just over seven times the speed of sound. More
040322: New DVD burners double capacity
-- NEW YORK (AP) -- If you just bought a DVD-burning drive for your computer and think that for once you're current with the latest and greatest, it's disappointment time. Manufacturers are soon launching drives that can store double the amount of data on a disc. More
040318: NASA develops 'mind-reading' system -- A computer program which can read words before they are spoken by analysing nerve signals in our mouths and throats, has been developed by NASA. More
040311: Inventor patents device for ads in space
-- MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- Orion, the Big Dipper and Andromeda could be joined in the heavens by ads for soft drinks and cigarettes if a Russian inventor's device catches on. More
040211: Silicon discovery could speed up PCs
-- SAN JOSE, California (AP) -- In an advance that could inexpensively speed up corporate data centers and eventually personal computers, researchers used everyday silicon to build a device that converts data into light beams. More
040211: Scientists clone human embryos
-- WASHINGTON -- Researchers from South Korea say they have cloned human embryos and extracted from them stem cells in a development that experts hope could spark a medical revolution. More
040211: Elements 113 And 115 Discovered
-- A team of Russian and American scientists are reporting today that they have created two new chemical elements, called superheavies because of their enormous atomic mass. The discoveries fill a gap at the furthest edge of the periodic table and hint strongly at a weird landscape of undiscovered elements beyond. More
031118: Computer 'will do 1000 trillion operations a second' -- Battelle Memorial Institute says it is building the world's fastest supercomputer.
The machine, expected to be capable of 1000 trillion operations per second when completed in 2008, is being built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
Columbus-based Battelle, the world's largest independent, nonprofit research organisation, manages Oak Ridge and three other laboratories for the US Department of Energy.
Battelle said the computer would be 300 times faster than a similar computer in Japan, called Earth Simulator, which can perform 35.8 trillion operations per second. More
030723: Cutting-Edge Science Creates Stain-Free Pants -- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists are wrestling with individual atoms to develop molecule-sized computers, tiny cancer-fighting robots that travel the bloodstream ... and stain-resistant trousers. More
030509: 'Bionic eye' breakthrough can allow the blind to see -- A "bionic" eye that can help the blind to see has restored partial vision to three people who lost their sight because of incurable disease. More
030414: Human genome finally complete
-- The biological code crackers sequencing the human genome have said they have finished the job - two years ahead of schedule. More
030224: Computer Made from DNA and Enzymes
-- Israeli scientists have devised a computer that can perform 330 trillion operations per second, more than 100,000 times the speed of the fastest PC. The secret: It runs on DNA. More
030211: Neuro-Chip from Infineon Can Read Your Mind - New Findings in Brain Research Expected -- Munich, February 11, 2003 – Infineon Technologies announces a breakthrough development for neurological science by means of a biosensor chip. Researchers at Infineon and the Max Planck Institute managed to record and process the electrical signals from nerve cells, so-called neurons, as exactly as never before. The "Neuro-Chip" amplifies the signals and transfers them to a computer system for processing. More
030130: Beam me up some qubits, Scotty
-- LONDON -- Researchers "beamed" information that organized tiny bits of matter more than a mile (1.6 km) away, the farthest instance of teleportation yet reported, according a study in the Jan. 30 issue of Nature. More
021201: Digital image stored in single molecule
-- An image composed of over 1000 bits of information can be stored in the atoms of a single molecule, US researchers have shown. More
021119: IBM starts work on computer to rival the human brain -- THE first supercomputers to approach and even surpass the processing power of the human brain are to be built by IBM, under a £184 million contract announced by the US Government yesterday.
021116: Introduction to Auto-ID -- Auto-ID technology will change the world by merging bits and atoms together to form one seamless network that interacts with the real world in real time. Physical objects will have embedded intelligence that will allow them to communicate with each other and with businesses and consumers. Auto-ID technology offers an automated, numeric system of smart objects that revolutionizes the way we manufacture, sell, and buy products.
021106: Thinner chips with everything
-- Engineers have crossed a symbolic barrier with a new way to make microchips with transistors that are a thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair or as small as a flu virus. More
020905: EZCHIP -- The EZchip network processor is not one, but two, generations ahead of leading industry solutions. Ezchip.com
020617: SCIENCE FICTION CLOSER TO FACT.
-- IN a dramatic technological breakthrough, an Australian-based research team has teleported a message-encoded laser beam – bringing the science fiction fantasy of "beaming" humans from one place to another a step closer.Although Star Trek-style planet hopping is way into the future, teleporting – disassembling objects in one place while a perfect replica is created elsewhere – promises to revolutionise computing and communications over the next decade. (Bron: The Australian )
020613: NEW 'T-RAY' SPACE CAMERA ALSO SEES THROUGH CLOTHES WALLS. -- A new British science program aims to produce cameras for use in space that are so sensitive they will see through fog, smoke and even walls and clothing. (Bron: Space.com )
020515: MIT INVENTS VIDEOS OF PEOPLE SAYING THINGS THEY NEVER SAID
-- CAMBRIDGE - Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created the first realistic videos of people saying things they never said - a scientific leap that raises unsettling questions about falsifying the moving image.More
020503: REMOTE CONTROL IN HAND, SCIENTISTS TURN RATS INTO LIVING ROBOTS
-- Scientists for the first time have managed to remotely direct the movements of rats by using implanted electrodes to control their behaviour -- in effect transforming a living animal into a robot. (Bron: International Herald Tribune )
020503: NEW METHOD MAY TRANSFORM CELLS -- A team of scientists from Norway and the United States say they are developing a technique that transforms one type of cell from the body into another type without using cloning or embryonic stem cells.(Bron: WENT )
020500: ATONISHING 3D TECHNOLOGY MAY PRODUCE THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST. -- Fantastic new optical holographic technology can produce computer graphics (pictures and images) designed to appear as life-like, 3-D images that float on air.
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020500: BRAVE NEW WORLD: INTERACTIVE 3D. -- It sounds like science fiction but 3D images in space that we can alter with our hands and voices could soon become reality, thanks to an Anglo American alliance. Scientists from DERA (Defence Evaluation & Research Agency) in the UK have spent the last five years working closely with designers from the Ford Motor Company in the US to explore the potential. Not only could this technology revolutionise the way that Ford designs new cars, it also has a host of other applications. (Bron: Industrial technology )
020226: CHIP ADVANCES CHASE MOORE'S LAW -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Not every week brings exciting news for fans of semiconductors, but this week is one that all electrical engineering majors are sure to relish.
020217: AMERICA'S LASER OF DEATH CLEARER FOR TAKE-OFF -- AMERICA'S enemies will soon face a weapon, once confined to the Star Wars films, that can bring death at the speed of light.
020206: PERSONAL 'JETPACK' GETS OFF GROUND -- (CNN) -- It may only hover a few feet above the Earth right now, but the inventor of the SoloTrek XFV hopes that one day it will allow people to swoop and dive at distances comparable to a small airplane.
020130: CHIP COULD CREATE MASS_PRODUCED CLONES -- A chip that will automatically create hundreds of cloned embryos at a time is being developed by a Californian biotech company, New Scientist has learned. More
020123: HP SAYS ATOM-SIZED COMPUTER A LOT CLOSER -- SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co.HWP.N and University of California scientists have patented a process they said on Wednesday would eventually help turn out powerful computers which fit on the head of a pin with room to spare.
020103: BIONIC EYES
-- Rods and Cones. Millions of them are in the back of every healthy human eye. They are biological solar cells in the retina that convert light to electrical impulses -- impulses that travel along the optic nerve to the brain where images are formed.
-- In the blink of an eye, electromagnetic bombs could throw civilization back 200 years. And terrorists can build them for $400.
011128: BIOLOGICAL SOFTWARE FOR COMPUTERS OF THE FUTURE -- Researchers from the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot and the Technion in Haifa have developed a computer so tiny that a trillion of them could fit into a laboratory test tube. The "computers" are biological molecules, using DNA for software and enzymes for hardware, and can solve a billion mathematical problems a second.
011109: BELL LABS SCIENTISTS BUILD THE WORLD'S SMALLEST TRANSISTOR, PAVING THE WAY FOR"NANOELECTRONICS"
-- Transistor action in a single organic molecule may lead to more powerful and lower-cost computer chipsMore
011102: JAPAN DEVELOPING SATELLITE TO BEAM BACK SOLAR POWER TO EARTH -- Japan plans to develop a satellite fitted with solar panels that would send energy back to the earth, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The National Space Development Agency, which hopes to launch an experimental version of the satellite between 2005 and 2007, has asked 2 teams of private companies to submit design proposals by the end of January, the Nihon Keizai financial daily said.
011102: YOUR OWN DIGITAL DOUBLE IMAGE &MORE BIBLE PROPHECY INFO -- No matter how many different gadgets and technologies you use to keep in touch with friends and family, soon you could be using one digital double to represent you on all of them. British technology company Digimask has developed a method for creating a virtual twin that can be used to accompany text messages on mobile phones, turn e-mail messages into personalised greetings, act as an animated screensaver on your desktop PC, and even represent you in online game worlds. More
010920: NO HIDING PACE FOR ANYONE -- Embedded in bank notes or designer labels, the "mu-chip" can beep out the owner's location and details to marketers and thieves alike. More
010912: FUJITSU DEBUTS HUMANOID ROBOT
-- By Cosmiverse --
Fujitsu's latest robot is ready to stand on its own two feet. On Monday, the company began selling a two-legged humanoid robot designed to serve as a test bed for research into more advanced robotic technologies. More
010727: NETWORKS GET TO KNOW YOUR WHEREABOUTS
-- By BBC News Online technology correspondent Mark Ward --
A small British company is working on software that could ease the trauma caused by your phone or handheld computer being stolen or going missing. More
010726: NEW STABILIZATION SYSTEM BRINGS UNMANNED HELICOPTERS TO JOURNALISM, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AGRICULTURE, UTILITIES. -- HAIFA, Israel and NEW YORK, N.Y., July 23, 2001 — Piloting a helicopter can be like busting a bucking bronco. Pilots must battle the helicopter's innate tendency to accelerate in any direction, especially when hovering. Keeping a remote-controlled helicopter stable is an even more difficult task that requires expensive equipment and a ground operator with extensive training. As a result, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been mostly limited to the military and the movie industry.
010613: MINI-ROBOT INVENTED THAT SWIMS ALONG BLOOD VESSELS -- A robot mole that can swim along blood vessels and burrow into tissue to deliver drugs or lance tumours has been successfully tested. The machine, slightly bigger than a grain of rice and shaped like a corkscrew, passed through a 2cm thick chunk of beef steak in 20 seconds.More
010521: NEW TECH JOINS BRAINS, COMPUTERS -- Researchers at NASA's Ames Research Center are in talks with several companies to market a new technology that marries the human nervous system with computers. More on discovery
010500: ISRAEL, U.S. LAUNCH STUDY ON TACTICAL LASER -- TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel and the United States have launched a study to explore the feasibility of a mobile tactical high-energy laser weapon. Israeli and U.S. officials said the study will assess whether there is sufficient technology to develop a mobile system as well as areas for development and validation tests.More
010514: COMPUTERGEBRUIKERS KRIJGEN MISSCHIEN BINNENKORT 3-D SCHERMEN. -- SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Computergebruikers zullen misschien binnenkort kunnen werken met computerschermen die een 3 dimensionaal effect vertonen.More
010507: TEAM MAAKT DE EERSTE QUANTUM COMPUTER CHIP -- NEW SOUTH WALES, Australië, 7 mei (UPI) -- Een team van wetenschappers uit de Verenigde Staten en Australië hebben een opmerkelijke prestatie geleverd -- het gecontroleerd aanbrengen van enkele fosforatomen op een silicium oppervlak om 's werelds eerste quantum computerchips te fabriceren.More
010423: INTEL RELEASESS PENTIUM 4 -- DEBUT OF FASTEST MICROPROCESSOR COULD SPARK PRICE WAR WITH RIVALS -- NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Intel Corp., the world's largest chipmaker, introduced its much-awaited Pentium 4 processor Monday, at 1.7 GHz the company's highest-performance microprocessor for desktops, in a move that could ignite a price war with its competitors. More on CNN
010423: BIRD-BRAIN TRANSPLANT EXPERIMENT SUCCEEDS -- Scientists have carried out a "brain transplant" on chickens to make them respond to quail calls and not their own mothers. Both species make calls to their chicks which the young birds instinctively respond to. But when embryonic quail cells were transplanted into chicken embryos the birds responded to quail calls once they hatched. The work may help establish which brain connections are responsible for processing sound.
Researcher Evan Balaban, of the City University of New York, will report his experiment in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Bird-song researcher Masakazu Konishi, of the California Institute of Technology, told InScight: "The ability to transplant is a very remarkable achievement, but the next stage is to figure out what circuits are involved."
010418: HIGH TECH COP TOOLS SEE THROUGH WALLS -- Spearheading a trend that could forever change law enforcement, engineers are developing tools that use novel forms of radar to see through walls and doors and detect the presence of living beings. The tools are designed to decrease risks incurred by police who must enter premises to flush out suspects.More
Visual science by freeing the image to be viewed in a free-floating spatial context. More
010411: THE SUPERCHIP -- NEW TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS FASTER, SMALLER CHIPS -- Engineers say they have found a breakthrough way to make "superchips" that will allow computers to keep getting faster and more powerful — and allow previously unimaginable innovations in medicine, science and consumer electronics. More (engelstalig)
010315: TWO BECOME ONE: GIANT TELESCOPES LINKED -- The US space agency, Nasa, has linked together the two largest optical telescopes in the world to create the equivalent of a single telescope with a diameter of 85 metres (279 feet). More
Moller International has developed the first and only feasible, personally affordable, personal vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle the world has ever seen. More
010307: NEVER MIND THE SCOOTER
-- (CBS) -- No one's yet succeeded in prying loose the details of the secret project under development by Manchester, New Hampshire, inventor Dean Kamen, code-named "Ginger" and "IT" and in January widely believed to be a new kind of scooter that would be more than a toy.But a new report suggests the engine that powers the scooter, and not the scooter itself, may be the thing that's truly revolutionary. More on CBS News
010225: SCIENTISTS CRAFT MOUSE WITH HUMAN BRAIN CELLS -- By Andrew Quinn -- SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. researchers have produced laboratory mice with human brain cells, marking a potential step toward developing treatments for human brain disease like Alzheimer's but promising to fuel fresh debate over the evolving ethics of bioengineering. More
010223: MARINE CORPS TIMES REPORTS ON SECRET WEAPON PROGRAM
-- The Marine Corps is preparing to unveil perhaps the biggest breakthrough in weapons technology since the atomic bomb — a nonlethal weapon that fires directed energy at human targets. More
010212: NASA CRAFT CRASH-LANDS ON ASTEROID
-- The NEAR-Shoemaker spacecraft has survived a crash landing on the surface of the asteroid Eros, CNN has learned. The craft had already given scientists their closest-ever look at an asteroid as it snapped pictures during its landing descent. More on CNN
BRAIN FINGERPRINTING: A NEW PARADIGM IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
Farwell Brain Fingerprinting is a revolutionary new technology for investigating crimes and exonerating innocent suspects, with a record of 100% accuracy in research on FBI agents, research with US government agencies, and field applications. The technology is proprietary and patented. Brain Fingerprinting fulfills an urgent need for government, law enforcement agencies, corporations, and individuals. Over a trillion dollars are spent annually on crime fighting worldwide. More
010209: STRANGE NEW INVENTION REPORTED -- Book proposal adds to 'IT' mystery. Invention said to be bigger than PCs and the Internet — Harvard Business School Press executive editor Hollis Heimbouch has just paid $250,000 for a book about IT — but neither the editor nor the agent, Dan Kois of The Sagalyn Literary Agency, knows what IT is. Read on
001117: PENTIUM 4 LAUNCHED ON MONDAY -- By MAY WONG, Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (Nov 17, 2000 7:10 p.m. EST http://www.nandotimes.com) - Intel Corp. is set to introduce its long-awaited turbo-charged Pentium 4 chip Monday, reclaiming from rival Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. the title as maker of the fastest chip in the personal computer market.
The new microprocessor gives the Santa Clara-based chip giant bragging rights and gives computer users a faster, visually richer experience. More here