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posted in May 2007

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Fast TCP accelerates Web
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
Network congestion, like vehicular traffic jams, is getting worse. No matter how fat the pipe, the antiquated Transmission Control Protocol never fully utilizes the available bandwidth.
Power semi testing goes wafer scale
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5/28/2007   Post a comment
Cascade Microtech Inc. today will field a characterization system that it says can shave weeks off the power semiconductor development cycle. The Tesla probe station allows power semiconductors to be safely tested on the wafer, before the wafer is diced and the chips packaged.

Researchers: starch, enzymes release hydrogen from water for fuel
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5/25/2007   Post a comment
University and government researchers are investigating whether a blend of starch, enzymes and water could produce hydrogen fuel for future cars.
Report: EPA should regulate nanotechnology
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5/24/2007   Post a comment
Nanotechnology requires government regulation, a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official concludes in a new report.
Freescale in-car microprocessor aims for central role
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5/21/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has unveiled a microprocessor that aims to integrate all the control electronics for an automobile cockpit into a single low-power device.
Nanoglue bonds copper interconnects
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5/21/2007   Post a comment
An organic low-k dielectric material has been found capable of forming bonds to copper interconnects that are five times stronger than the tantalum compounds semiconductor makers use today.

Nanoglue bonds copper interrconnects
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5/17/2007   Post a comment
An organic low-k dielectric material called organosilane is capable of forming bonds among copper interconnects that are five times stronger than current tantalum compounds, according to a material scientist.
Water-fueled engine appears on the horizon
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5/16/2007   Post a comment
Water-driven engine could replace gasoline engines with process invented by an EE at Purdue University.
High-def digital mics to debut
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5/15/2007   Post a comment
Akustica will announce new family of high-definition digital CMOS MEMS microphones at Computex next month.
Nanomaterials show promise as energy boosters
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5/14/2007   Post a comment
Researchers around the world are harnessing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and capacity of batteries, fuel cells and solar panels.
'Eye counter' brings Google-like ad model to brick and mortar
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5/14/2007   Post a comment
Xuuk Inc. unveiled an "eye counting" video camera last week that could enable the highly successful Google advertising-revenue model to be extended to brick-and-mortar advertisers.

Xuuk's eye-counting technology mimics Google
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5/9/2007   Post a comment
Xuuk Inc. has unveiled an eye-counting video camera that could enable the highly successful Google business model to be extended online to brick-and-mortar advertisers.
IBM commits to ultimate dielectric: air gaps
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5/7/2007   Post a comment
The road map to advanced semiconductor nodes calls for ultralow-k dielectrics to reduce parasitic capacitance between adjacent metal lines, especially on interconnection layers, at the 32-nanometer node and beyond. Now IBM Corp. has vowed to commercialize the ultimate dielectric--a pure vacuum--between metal lines of its 32-nm chips, thereby reducing parasitic capacitance on interconnection layers by 36 percent.

HP licenses imprint litho tech to Nanolithosolutions
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5/4/2007   Post a comment
Nanolithosolutions Inc. becomes Hewlett-Packard's first licensee for its nanoimprint lithography technology and announced it will develop a tool module that fits into a mask aligner to perform imprint lithography.
Green nanotechnology is easy, says study
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5/4/2007   Post a comment
A report on a series of seminars and workshops that focused on making nanotechnology green, given by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is available today (May 4).


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