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By Rob Waugh UPDATED: 17:48 GMT, 8 September 2011 Computer maker IBM has gone into partnership with a glue specialist to create 'skyscraper' computers - building huge sandwiches of silicon chips by sticking layer after layer of chips covered with tiny components together.
Sep. 6, 2011 — After an 18-month shutdown to upgrade the machine and four months of commissioning, the Joint European Torus (JET), the world's largest magnetic fusion device, is ready to start new experiments. The inside of the vessel now has a completely new wall. JET is the first fusion machine to test the materials that will be used inside the next-generation international experiment, ITER.
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Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk .
8 January 2010 15:49 GMT / By Dan Sung
There's a revolution under way in biology.
While US Android users are all full of glee that they're finally getting the Samsung Galaxy S II in the United States, a far more significant Android smartphone is being developed... In China. It's faster than any other smartphone, has a beautiful and fluid user interface, top-notch hardware quality, a dual-partition setup so you can keep using the phone while it updates...
I think some of the stuff is lovely - like the solar system coming out of the TV, but most of it just creeps me out. I don't want everything to be on glass, it just makes everything less tangible and less personal, almost cold.
TOKYO – Sony says it will start selling a head mounted display that provides a 3-D theater of music videos, movies and games, targeting people who prefer solitary entertainment rather than sitting in front of a TV with family or friends. Sony Corp . said Wednesday that the 60,000 yen ($800) "HMZ personal 3-D viewer" is set to go on sale Nov. 11 in Japan, and is planned for the U.S. and Europe, perhaps in time for Christmas, although dates have not yet been set.
"Y es, it is. As the authors write, 'Because the bullion banks have promised to eventually return the borrowed gold to the central banks, they are, in effect, 'short' gold.
Nov. 16, 2006 Cornell robot discovers itself and adapts to injury when it loses one of its limbs
Flickr/GilbertoFilho (CBS) - Let's agree that there are differences between nerds, geeks and dorks.
The bacteria behind the Black Death has a very unusual history. Its ancestor is an unassuming soil bacterium and the current strains of Yersinia pestis still infects thousands of people annually, but no longer cause the suite of horrifying symptoms associated with the medieval plagues. The radical differences between the two versions, in fact, led some to suggest that we have been blaming the wrong bacteria.
My newest buzzword for 2011 is CSA.