Six people stuck in a capsule. It’s not an upcoming reality show, but a scheme by the European Space Agency to simulate a trip to Mars.
YouTube has announced plans to create localized versions of the site for eight different countries, increasing its global standing but also opening itself to more controversy.
Google has fired up a massive solar cell installation at its corporate campus in Mountain View.
Though still a sensitive subject, scientists at Purdue have recreated what happened on September 11 to help with construction of stronger buildings in the future.
Blockbuster will begin offering high definition videos next month, but will only be stocking Blu-ray format titles, another setback for rival HD DVD.
A scramjet fired Friday in southern Australia briefly hit speeds of ten times the speed of sound.
Quietly but surely, we are heading into a new computing era that will bring one of the most dramatic changes the IT industry has seen. Acceleration technologies will inject lots of horsepower into the CPU, increasing the performance capability of the microprocessor not just by 10 or 20%, but in some cases by up to 100x. These new technologies, which are expected to become widely available through heterogeneous multi-core processors, create challenges for software developers – but Intel claims to have found a way to make the transition easy.
300 teams spread across 33 countries are making final preparations for this year's RoboCup, a robotic version of the World Cup soccer tournament.
Redmond (WA) – Microsoft has been granted a patent, which describes the identification of telephone callers not by a source telephone number, but by voice characteristics instead.
CNN and Google today announced new details about the series of upcoming presidential debates that will feature integration between the cable news network and Google's YouTube site.
Though search advertising is expected to retain its #1 position in the market of online ads, research firm IDC says it will slowly lose market share over the next five years.
Kodak says it has developed a new technology that will make dark, blurry digital photos shot under low-light conditions a thing of the past.
A new survey commissioned by Hitachi shows that 78% of consumers say their next TV will be an HDTV, but two thirds say they don't know what the difference between the different models available.
Kyoto (Japan) – Intel has unveiled research results of new I/O technology that improves the power efficiency of existing architectures such as PCI Express by a factor of 7.As we are heading deeper into the multi-core space, hardware manufacturers are likely to be facing a capacity and power bottleneck at the I/O transceiver. Processors with potentially dozens of cores are calling for significantly faster and more power efficient on-chip and off-chip interfaces to take advantage of the additional processing power.
Google, Intel, and a handful of other tech companies have come together to launch the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a project to reduce power consumption from computers.
Santa Clara (CA) – The switch from single-threaded to multi-threaded applications to take advantage of the capabilities of multi-core processors is taking much longer than initially expected. Now we see concepts of much more advanced multi-cores such as heterogeneous processors surfacing – which may force developers to rethink how to program applications again. Intel, however, says that programming these new processors will require a “minimal” learning curve.
Growing demand for computing solutions in emerging markets will drive the unit count of PCs beyond the one billion mark in 2008, Forrester Research believes.