Los Angeles (CA) - Instead of fashionably pink space suits, the first-ever Space Style 2007 fashion show featured bikini-clad models sitting on exercise balls and zero g wedding dresses. Although TGDaily expected more functional designs, models strutted down the catwalk wearing space-inspired dresses, jumpsuits, and bikinis. The fashion show was part of a larger effort to promote space tourism, which has become a very real possibility in recent years.
There's a new twist in the revolving door of new Blockbuster concepts, this time including the implementation of digital download kiosks and stocking books.
Getting first place in a car race is great, but imagine finishing in 1st, 2nd and 4th places. No, it’s not impossible because at last Saturday’s DARPA Urban Challenge, Velodyne did just that.
Jackson (MS) - Researchers at Jackson State University have developed an 89% transparent, flexible substrate material which is coated with conductive carbon nanotubes. These are unique in that they remain excellent conductors of electricity even when the material is significantly flexed or bent. Could carbon nanotubes be part of the solution which finally brings us roll-up displays?
Mountain View (CA) - Search giant Google will soon be powering full-color screens at thousands of gas stations around the country, to help motorists with driving directions.
The deal also includes Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a gas retail product company, which will create the specially designed pumps to include an Internet connection and a proprietary version of Google Maps.
Users will be able to use the built-in touch screen to find landmarks, hotels, hospitals, and other areas of interest as selected by the operators of each gas station.
Phoenix is looking to ressurect the PC experience. Instant-on computing, remote vendor support, applications which run outside of the OS. Phoenix, it's not just a BIOS anymore.
The World Community Grid, one of the major global distributed computing initiatives, said that it will add a Canadian cancer research project to its list of active research projects. Scientists believe that the grid of client computers around the world will complete the image analysis that would otherwise take up to 162 years in roughly two years.
Hillsboro (OR) - While on-site at Intel's Jones Farm facilities last week, TG Daily editor Rick Hodgin had the opportunity to tour one of the microsurgery silicon debug labs. In this article, we'll present a virtual tour of everything involved in taking a silicon creation from design to finished product at Intel. The facility
Indianapolis (IN) - How much of our input electricity is wasted as heat in the A/C to D/C power conversion? Inefficient power supplies can be the single biggest component keeping our "green computers" from achieving their full levels of greenness. A company called Marvell, a member of Climate Savers, has brought forth a new chip which addresses that power gap.
Yahoo has launched Kickstart, the latest in the online company's attempt to cash in with the social networking phenomenon.
Bulky body armor and bullet-resistant vests could be a thing of the past, thanks to some innovative research by two Australian scientists. Professor Liangchi Zhang and Dr. Kausala Mylvaganam from the University of Sydney say sheets of thin carbon nanotubes can stop and even deflect bullets without deformation.
San Antonio (TX) - In one of the most unexpected turn of events to take place in this U.S. presidential campaign, it seems the V for Vendetta fans have come out in force, making this a day of: "Remember, remember, the 5th of November". Republican presidential candidate Dr.
Santa Clara (CA) and Hillsboro (OR) – TG Daily editor Rick Hodgin was able to catch up with Intel’s Terascale development teams in Silicon Valley and Oregon and get an update on the future of the company’s 80-core processor: Terascale is evolving quickly into a system that can achieve 2.04 TFlops at 6.26 GHz in high performance mode or hit 1 TFlops at just 55 watts.
Last week, TG Daily editor Rick C. Hodgin had the opportunity to sit down with Justin Rattner, Intel's CTO and senior fellow, for a one-on-one interview about Terascale and other future projects. What's in store for the next version of this powerful parallel computing engine, Terascale 2?