Massive new genus of dinosaur discovered in Antarctica

Antarctica (Southern Pole) - A team of paleontologists working over two digging seasons, have unearthed the latest type of a sauropodomorph, a massive plant-eating dinosaur that lived 190 million years ago.  Dubbed Glacialisaurus Hammeri, the remains consisted of a partial foot, leg and ankle bones.  They were found at 13,000 feet on Mount Kirkpatrick, near the Beardmore Glacier, Antarctica.

NBC unveils 2008 successor to Knight Rider's KITT

Burbank (CA) - NBC Universal this morning introduced to the press the new KITT, the Knight Industries Three Thousand.  It's a Mustang-based successor to the previous KITT, Knight Industries Two Thousand.  This Shelby GT500KR will take its turbo boost center stage in 2008.  And, just like its illustrious '80s predecessor, it talks.

Spirit getting ready for long, cold Martian winter

Mars - Spirit came across an interesting spot of pure silica this past May.  It literally ran right over it.  Since then, scientists have been trying to figure out what might have caused it.  Two theories include a previous water source which dissolved the silica and then deposited it, along with acidic steam springs emanating from deep within Mars.  In preparation for the coming long, cold Martian winter, Spirit is being parked at a safe place near the previous silica discovery with the hopes of sending back more images for additional analysis.

Shortage of 26" and 32" TV panels continues in H2 December

Physicists put a new TWIST on ultra-cold molecular research

Rochester (NY) - Physicsts at the University of Rochester have created an extremely simple, elegant device which can capture generated ultra-cold polar molecules by the truckload.  The new device greatly simplifies an existing complex process that, according to the report, only four labs in the world were capable of performing.  This new process is not only faster and less costly, but it also results in a continuous, near perfect yield of their desired molecules.  Scientists believe this ability will help them develop exotic crystals and eventually stable quantum compute

Merriam-Webster says "w00t" is 2007's word of the year

Online lingo enthusiasts have a new reason to say "w00t" this year, as the Merriam-Webster dictionary elected the monosyllabic expression of joy as the word of 2007.

Wind farms could provide 25% of California's power

A new study in California looks at more than just wind speeds.  The research now is looking at feasibility based on construction constraints.  Is wind-power the answer to California's growing carbon concerns?

Microsoft’s Zune short in supply?

Who would have thought that? Market research firm iSuppli today said that Microsoft in fact is not meeting market demand for its Zune portable media player. However, the reason may not be just a jump in demand for certain models, but an overly cautious market strategy of Microsoft as well, the market research firm speculated.

PC market rebounds with strong demand for portables, says IDC

Google exceeds 65% of online searches last month

Google accounted for more than 65% of all Internet search requests in November, a new record for the online giant.

Server electricity use to grow faster in Asia-Pacific and Western Europe than in the U.S.

A study commissioned by AMD suggests that energy demand for new servers will grow faster in Asia-Pacific and Western Europe than in the U.S. over the next three years.

Research firm says HD DVD sales will rise

After the "early adopter" era ends early next year, the mass market will likely seek HD DVD for its price advantage, according to a newly released study on the subject.

Slight LCD component price drop in Q4

Is there room for OLED technology in the TV market?

Ask.com launches privacy control today

Ask.com's latest service will allow users to keep their search data from being saved for several months, giving it an advantage over Google and other search portals.

Real-time traffic information to become key feature for navigation, says ABI Research

JetBlue to offer first in-flight e-mail in the US

For years it has been a rumor and a near reality, but now it's actually happening - airline passengers will be able to access full e-mail and IM services at tens of thousands of feet above ground.

Sage: a free, open-source complex math tool

University of Washington - A former assistant professor from Harvard, now at UofW, Dr. William Stein, and several students, have created a new open-source complex math solving tool called Sage.  It is an Internet-based graphical tool which allows the user to do basically anything mathematically, from "mapping a 12-dimensional object to calculating rainfall patterns under global warming." Frustrated

Analysis: The YouTube effect - Changing the face of elections

Analysis - As Americans prepare for November 2008, the "cyber election" mandating much of the focus on campaigns has come into full swing. TG Daily had a look at the divide in how Republicans and Democrats are handling the new technology.

Yoshinoya suspends two chefs for YouTube vid