The National Science Foundation (NSF) received notice today that the National Science Board (NSB) has approved a resolution granting the NCSA receive funding to build a petaflop supercomputer at their facility in Urbana, Illinois.>> In Pictures: A look inside the NCSA
San Diego (CA) – Three dimensional printers have grown up and are now popping out complicated objects in mere minutes. At the Siggraph convention in San Diego, we saw 2object’s Eden260 printer blaze away, making plastic wrenches in front of awed spectators. Watch our video to see the printer in action.
The Eden260 lays down layers of non-toxic photopolymer acrylic. Objects with walls as thin as .6 mm can be created and the printer has a resolution of 600, 300 and 1600 dpi in the x, y and z-axis respectively.
San Diego (CA) – We’ve all seen paper and metal globes in schools and libraries, but Loveland, Colorado-based Arc Science has them all beat with its man-sized OmniGlobe. Starting at a cool $50,000 the OmniGlobe displays pictures and video with internal projectors. Check out our video for a look at this amazing ball of light.
North Amercia's newest airline, Virgin America, is now officially in the air as its first cross country flight took off this morning, although weather problems made for a bumpy debut.
Though newspaper advertising is still the biggest market in the ad world, a new study shows the traditional medium is taking a beating in cyberspace.
Apple has updated its online network to allow more entertainment sharing features, giving each user up to 10 GB for an annual fee.
Around nine out of ten Americans think it's dangerous to text while driving, even though more than half say they have committed the offense.
Apache continues its rapid decline in web server market share. While Microsoft has reached a new record high in the segment, Apache also has to deal with advances of Google and has lost almost 10 market share points during the first seven months of the year.
San Francisco (CA) - A seat on Virgin America's inaugural flight from New York to San Francisco did not come cheap for the winning bidder of an eBay auction that ended yesterday.
Production outages at certain Samsung fabs, taking out 35% of the global NAND wafer output, may actually turn out good for the market as a whole.
Advances in computer physics are bringing stunning simulations following natural particle behavior onto the screen. One of the newest tricks achieved is virtual beer, which will be poured into a virtual graph during a demonstration at the upcoming Siggraph tradeshow and conference.
Approximately three gigabytes of storage is taken up with MP3 files on the average PC in the US, according to a new report from Comscore.
Houston (TX) – A research team at University of Houston believes that a new, reliable approach to face recognition is able to tackle the growing threat of ID theft. The group of the school’s Computational Biomedicine Lab (CBL) has come up with a complex technology that promises to correctly detect more than 99% of individuals.