The browsing audience mix should continue to a normal pattern with the
end of summer. But at least as far as August is concerned, there has
been no change in recent market share trends. Microsoft’s Internet
Explorer (IE) continues to decline and Firefox inches closer to the 20%
mark, despite visible gains for IE8.
Electron mobility researchers at the Physikalisch-Technische
Bundesanstalt (PTB) have developed a high vacuum semiconductor crystal
generation process which produces 5x more purity than traditional
epitaxy systems. The new silicon promises a significant furthering of
research into the manufacturing of semiconductor-based single-electron
pumps as well as an investigation into quantum Hall resistance
metrology, which could ultimately lead to a fundamental redefinition of
the electrical current as a function of frequency and electron charge.
Spy pictures and a video of what appears to be one of the most
anticipated American cars in decades have been published on the
Internet. As far as we can tell from the video, it is a handsome
compact car that can keep all the promises GM has made – at least as
far as it looks are concerned.
Comscore as well as Nielsen Netratings estimated Google’s U.S. search
engine market at more than 60% in July. While the market research firms
have come up with substantially different numbers for their July
report, both agree that Google now runs more than three times the
numbers of searches of its closest rival and more than twice the
searches of Yahoo and Microsoft combined.
A request for an injunction against the launch of the Large Hadron
Collider (LHC) at CERN has been denied by the European Court of Human
Rights. A private initiative formed by scientists claims that the sheer
energy delivered by the LHC could produce uncontrollable new particles
as well as micro black holes that could lead to the destruction of
Qantas Airways is planning to treat movie stars
and politicians to a demonstration Airbus A380 flight in October. The
airline has filed a special Department of Transportation request to
takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport and then land back at
the same airport after a “several hour” flight.
Tired of watching your YouTube videos and not
understanding what the heck the people are saying? Well now YouTube
has added closed captioning and is allowing video uploaders to add
captions in more than a hundred languages. The captions also have a
nice benefit of allowing YouTube to potentially better embed ads into
Toyota today said that it will begin leasing a new fleet first fuel
cell hybrid vehicle model, the FCHV-adv, to Japan's Ministry of the
Environment beginning on September 1. The government is paying a lofty
price for the privilege of driving these cars and there is no
announcement when these cars will be available for the public. Sticking
with your Prius, or a Highlander hybrid, may be a better idea than
waiting for a Highlander fuel-cell hybrid vehicle.
Sea-ice coverage levels in the Arctic are approaching the record low of
September 2007. Since the melting season has not reached its end yet,
scientists of the European Space Agency are expecting to see a record
low in 2008 and two passages being completely ice free by mid-September.
Feature - There is no single day anymore on which you do not hear about green
technologies, new efforts to reduce carbon footprints, enable more
environmentally friendly energy and get rid of toxic materials. We went
through our records and compiled a list of greentech companies worth
watching. From biofuels to solar, from automotive to waste management
and from nanotech to energy management.
The stars of the hit Discovery Channel show Mythbusters
chatted it up with NVISION attendees today during a meet and greet
session. The serious dark beret wearing Jamie Hyneman and the
happy-go-lucky Adam Savage autographed papers and posed for pictures
with several dozen people who had waited up to an hour in line. One
fan was so excited and introduced all her children to the stars and
exclaimed, “We all think you’re gods!” To which Hyneman replied, “I’m
It was only a matter of time. The automotive industry is just as
impressed by 3D advancements as we are and has hiring companies that we
all know and like - to change the way how we drive. One of the shining
examples is a 3D interface from the latest Nissan GT-R, which was
designed by the Gran Turismo designers. But what Futuremark did for
Audi is simply astounding.