Insight from within the solar system provides new ideas about clean energy

A team of scientists led by the University of Oxford and researchers from the Science and Technology Facilities Councils Central Laser Facility have discovered more information about the hot, dense material that can be found in the center of planets, giving them a better idea how controlled thermonuclear fusion works. This could potentially lead to major advances in our struggle for clean energy.

NAND flash prices have peaked, to drop again in November

Legitimate P2P traffic to drive overall Internet traffic growth

P2P Internet traffic is expected to grow almost 400% over the next 5 years, according to a study conducted by MultiMedia Intelligence. Traffic is expected to increase from an average level of 1.6 PB (petabytes) month in 2007 to 8 PB per month by 2012.

Fighter jet engine to power 1000 mph car

 Two land speed record holders are aiming to break the 1000 mph barrier by 2011: Lord Drayson, the British Minister of State for Science and Innovation, today launched The Bloodhound project, which promises to result in a jet-powered vehicle that will hit a speed of 1.4 Mach – which almost twice the cruising speed of your average commercial airliner and even faster than some military jets.

HDTV shipments estimated to grow to 241.2 million by 2012

Slower growth may be trend in the flat panel market

Solar energy market expected to grow quickly

"And so we will colonize Mars, drill Europa and cure cancer"

Often times when professors submit research grant proposals, they include very lofty stated goals. And while the real world is the real world and it's not always possible to achieve those goals in practicality, science is usually advanced in mostly measurable and predictable ways. Well, that is exactly what didn't happen at Canada's McGill University when they accidentally discovered a new state of matter, now dubbed "quasi-3D".

Endangered animals sold online

The Internet is the portal for everything, there isn’t an item you can’t get your hands on these days. A new report now alleges that endangered animals, including chimps, leopard cubs and marmosets are being bought and sold online.

LCD panel makers to develop different size panels for 16:9 format

FPD International 2008: AUO claims breakthrough in eco-friendly LCD panels

New 60 GHz antenna may revolutionize high speed mobile connectivity with instantaneous wireless USB

Researchers at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) and Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) have perfected a low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) antenna for use in the 57 - 64 GHz millimeter-wave bands. These wireless frequencies are unlicensed and have been difficult or expensive to utilize due to limitations in existing antenna technology. This newly developed packaging solution addresses those shortcomings and offers a great acceleration to a world-wide network of high-speed, always-on, Internet-connected devices through hubs.

IDF Taiwan: Asustek chairman conservative about MID potential

LCD panel makers to cut output by 20-30% in Q4

LED backlight penetration for notebooks to reach only 10% this year

Personal Genome Project hopes to obtain and release private medical records and DNA for 100K people

A project seeking volunteers willing to release personal information is currently underway at Harvard University's medical school. The effort, led by Dr. George M. Church, professor of genetics and director of the Center for Computational Genetics, hopes to find 100,000 volunteers not only willing to publicly release their DNA, but also answer a pervasive and comprehensive set of personal medical and lifestyle history questionnaires. More than 5,000 people have already signed up. If this effort catches on and becomes wide sweeping, it may soon be possible to google whether or not someone has a genetic predisposition toward nearsightedness or liver failure, for example. Also, the warnings cited indicate this project might not be for everyone, and could even be potentially damaging to a person's quality of life.

IBEX probe launched to study outer solar system

NASA launched its Interstellar Boundary Explorer, short IBEX, into high-altitude orbit above Earth to investigate and capture images of processes taking place at the farthest reaches of the solar system – a region where the solar system meets interstellar space - nine billion miles from the sun. Extra: SLIDESHOW

New solar cell material achieves almost 100% efficiency, could solve world-wide energy problems

Researchers at Ohio State University have accidentally discovered a new solar cell material capable of absorbing all of the sun's visible light energy. The material is comprised of a hybrid of plastics, molybdenum and titanium. The team discovered it not only fluoresces (as most solar cells do), but also phosphoresces. Electrons in a phosphorescent state remain at a place where they can be "siphoned off" as electricity over 7 million times longer than those generated in a fluorescent state.

HerbalKing bust shows effect on global spam volume

Just days after the FTC was capable of getting an Illinois court to close down the HerbalKing spam network, it was predicted that the spam level might potentially decrease as a result. So, do we see less spam in our email inboxes as a result?

Canada gets world's most powerful electron microscope

Canada's McMaster University has received a stunning new piece of equipment - the world's most powerful electron microscope. John Preston, director of McMaster's Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research said, "The resolution of the Titan 80-300 Cubed microscope is remarkable, the equivalent of the Hubble Telescope looking at the atomic level instead of at stars and galaxies. With this microscope we can now easily identify atoms, measure their chemical state and even probe the electrons that bind them together."