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posted in March 2008

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AMD accelerates 3D workstations
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
AMD's latest graphics acceleration chipset, the AMD RV670, powers the ATI FireGL V7700 graphics card for professional 3D workstations.
Technology Week in Review: Of graphene and hyper-entanglement
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
R. Colin Johnson offers this multimedia look at the best and most interesting of the past week's technology news and developments.
Openet pioneers next-gen wireless/wired
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Openet's FusionWorks Framework enables network operators to provide real-time network controls that harness the surplus of next-generation technologies from 3G to 4G--which includes both WiMax and LTE, as well as IMS and all its variants.
Hyper-entangled photons claim bit-encoding record
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Using the quantum mechanical principle of hyper-entanglement, researchers say they can encode up to 2.81 bits per photon to increase the channel capacity of satellite data communications by more than 3.5 times.
Carbon could enable fastest chips
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
Carbon transistors could outperform the fastest chip materials, including indium antimonide, according to researchers at the University of Maryland.
WiMax to make initial flight at the airport
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
WiMax's first deployment could be at airports synching incoming aircraft manifests, flight plans and onboard entertainment, courtesy of Thales Avionics, Proximetry GateSync and Pinyon's beam-steerable phased-array antenna.
Nanotechnology boosts thermoelectric effect
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
Nanotechnology improves the efficiency of thermoelectric materials used to cool semiconductors and to generate electricity from heat.
Telematics hitching a ride to 44% market penetration
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Telematics applications are becoming standard equipment in 30 million automobiles annually on the way to a predicted 44 percent market penetration by 2013.
FlatWire aims to short-circuit WPANs
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3/18/2008   2 comments
FlatWire is said to obviate the need for wireless personal area networks (WPANs) by offering all standard wiring cables in a flat form factor that can be glued to walls and ceilings, then concealed with a coat of spackle and paint.
Carbon beats copper at 45 nanometers
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3/14/2008   Post a comment
Carbon nanotubes outperformed copper interconnects at the 45-nm process node, according to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers.
AI researchers think 'Rascals' can pass Turing test
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3/12/2008   Post a comment
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute claims to have a synthetic character capable of passing the Turing test when controlling an avatar in Second Life.
Space station gets major robot arm upgrade
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
Space Shuttle Endeavour will carry a Canadian-built humanoid robotic arm with unprecedented dexterity for a space robot.
Antipiracy scheme aims protect chip makers
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3/10/2008   2 comments
This Anti-piracy scheme protects chip makers from unauthorized duplication by prohibiting chip use unless the buyer goes through an activation procedure.
Atomic clocks plumb cosmological mysteries
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3/6/2008   Post a comment
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has one-upped its own atomic clock with two new ones based on aluminum and mercury ions that are 10-time more accurate.
IBM claims noise reduction for graphene FETs
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3/6/2008   Post a comment
The noise problem with graphene field-effect transistors claims to be solved with a novel bilayer structure, according to researcher at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center.
Security upgrade in works for cognitive radio
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3/6/2008   Post a comment
A Virginia Tech EE professor aims to increase security of future cognitive radio technologies with research program funded by the NSF.
Sensor uses mice cells to detect anthrax and more on the fly
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3/5/2008   Post a comment
Panther sensor invented by Massachusetts Institute of Technology uses genetically engineered mouse immune cells to detect pathogens like anthrax, plague, smallpox, salmonella and E. coli in less than three minutes.
U.S. launches exaflop supercomputer initiative
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3/4/2008   2 comments
A government-backed institute is aiming to create next-generation exaflop computer architectures.
Plugging the laser gap
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3/3/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at Binghamton University claim to have devised a strategy to bridge the lasing gap with new materials and architectures that could enable applications not now possible.

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