NASA orders up the next generation in space suits

We may be extraterrestrials after all

Scientists from the Imperial College of London claim to have found evidence that life on our planet did not originate from Earth itself. For the first time, the scientists say, it is confirmed that an important component of early genetic material found in meteorite fragments is of extraterrestrial origin.   

Four men arrested for Craigslist robbery scam

Nvidia and Stanford finalizing Folding@Home client for GeForce GPUs

During Nvidia Editor's Day, we learned that Nvidia and the Folding@Home research group led by Vijay Pande are making final preparation to launch the first version of the Folding@Home client for Nvidia graphics processors.

NASA going to the sun

Intel converts ET: Quake Wars to ray-tracing

Up until yesterday, Intel was showcasing its ray-tracing research using Quake 3 and Quake 4, which were nice demos, but did not exactly reflect fresh software. Over past several months, the company has been working one converting Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and  we have to admit that the results are quite impressive.

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid coming in 2010

Good news or bad news? Well, that depends on your viewpoint. The Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid is expected to become the first affordable and mass-produced plug-in hybrid vehicle that will let you recharge the electric engine through a power plug at home and drive completely gasoline-independent for at least a few dozen miles. However, the plug-in hybrid is scheduled to arrive in 2010, a full year behind what industry sources have indicated so far.

Flirt and order drinks with the Microsoft Surface bar table in Vegas

US still leads the world in science and technology – RAND study

Some people think the USA is going down the tubes in respects to science and technology, but that simply isn’t true according to a new study by the non-profit RAND Corporation.  The country still spends outspends the world in research and development and employs most of the world’s Nobel Prize winners.  Furthermore, three-fourths of the world’s Top 40 Universities are in the United States.

Beware of the Craigslist rental scam

Firefox 3 and Safari 4 in browser speed race

Most of today's web sites and web applications are built using the JavaScript scripting language. Some may say that a trend towards the fine-tuning of JavaScript interpreters in modern browsers was just a matter of time since any such optimization translates into performance gains. Mozilla recently launched the browser speed race with Firefox 3, which delivers more speed than any other previous Firefox version. Apple answered with Safari 4, claiming the browser’s JavaScript engine has been accelerated by 53%. Welcome to the browser speed race.

Intel pitches visual computing power, platform power savings

Intel is hosting its traditional Research Day event for analysts and journalists today, giving an insight in current research projects underway at the company. This year, Intel said it is highlighting 70 “futuristic projects and concepts” covering the areas of environment, healthcare, visual computing, and wireless mobility.

Soda attack victim says YouTube apology not enough

New York (NY) – Yesterday we brought you the story of two teenagers who were ordered by a judge to post a YouTube apology for a soda attack on a fast food worker.  The pair videotaped the attack and posted it on YouTube and the judge probably wanted to fit the punishment with the crime, but the victim says there should have been more punishment.

Taser jolted for $6 million in damages

Steve Jobs suffering from a ‘bug’

Some people thought Apple’s Steve Jobs looked a bit sickly during his keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday and now it appears they were right.  Apple officials say Jobs is suffering from a ‘common bug’, but that he’s getting better thanks to some antibiotics.

Microsoft to discontinue Craigslist competitor that no one knew about

Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue its Windows Live Expo site probably because no one used or even knew about it.  The ecommerce site allows people to post classified ads and was seen as a competitor to the hugely popular Craigslist.com.  Website visitors are now greeted with a big warning message that the service will stop on July 31st 2008.  Furthermore, no new accounts or listings can be added.  Microsoft says all current ads will stay until their expirations dates.

Flexible display market to reach $2.8 billion by 2013, says iSuppli

ARM doubts Intel can leverage its PC strategy to conquer the MID market

Solar power in 3C products may happen in five years, say players in solar market

Man finds his stolen car on Craigslist