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Nanotechnology in Clothes Generates Energy With User Movement

 

Research has developed a way to weave textile fibers covered with nanowires into garments so that the wearer's body movement generates power.

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Attack Hijacks Domain Names of Internet-Addressing Organization

 

The hijacking of several domain names belonging to the agency responsible for coordinating the allocation and assignment of domain names and IP addresses.

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Company Puts a New Spin on Music-Editing Software

Photographers have long used software to edit, crop, remove flaws from, or otherwise enhance their photos. Now, musicians have similar options, and Celemony Software is about to release a product, Direct Note Access, that makes the approach even more effective.

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Supercomputers Get Energy-Efficient

 

Supercomputers can quickly perform complex calculations and thus have become useful in many settings. But they also traditionally require large amounts of energy for their operations and for cooling.

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Vendor Develops 3D Technology for Handhelds

A technology that enables handheld devices to show holographic images.

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Billboard-Viewership Technology Sparks Privacy Concerns

 

Privacy concerns about technology that lets advertisers measure the viewership of billboards and other public displays.

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Bend It like a NanoBeckham

 

In nanosoccer tournaments, nanorobots compete based on their performance in a series of timed agility drills, including one involving dribbling glass disks the width of a human hair down a tiny field and into a goal.

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Using Good Botnets to Beat Bad Ones

An academic team has developed a technique that uses large groups of computers, such as those in many existing networks, to defeat botnets, which are large groups of computers that hackers infect and commandeer to launch spam, distributed denial-of-service, and other attacks.

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New Circuit Element Could Yield Better Memory Chips

 

Hewlett-Packard researchers have developed a new circuit type—previously the subject only of theoretical work—that will enable construction of very dense, energy-efficient memory chips that could be used in small, powerful computers.

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Getting Ready for SuperSpeed USB

A standards organization is finalizing an ultrafast version of the popular universal serial bus plug-and-play hardware interface designed to better meet the needs of devices requiring highspeed communications.

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Research Could Greatly Increase Laptop-Battery Life

Stanford University researchers have developed a way to increase the length of time that lithium-ion batteries can power laptops, digital cameras, cellular phones, and other portable devices on a single charge.

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Research Could Greatly Increase Laptop-Battery Life

Stanford University researchers have developed a way to increase the length of time that lithium-ion batteries can power laptops, digital cameras, cellular phones, and other portable devices on a single charge.

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New Technique Puts the Deep Freeze on Computer Security

A new way of stealing encryption keys stored on computer hard drives by chilling a dynamic RAM chip.
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Software Lets a Cell Phone Work Like a Mouse

Software that would let a cell phone with a camera work like a computer mouse or eventually even as an interface or scrolling device for use with public information displays.

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Researchers Work on Super 3D Camera

A prototype digital camera that would use 12,616 lenses to take 3D photo.

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Group Chooses to Run Fast Bluetooth over Wi-Fi and UWB

 The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has changed its mind and decided to base a fast version of its technology on both Wi-Fi and ultrawideband.

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IBM System Is a Virtual Sign-Language Interpreter

IBM is developing a system that uses avatars to translate speech into sign language.

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Eliminating the Need for Antivirus Products

Innovative approach to eliminating the need for antivirus products.

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Standardization Comes to Virtualization

Several companies are cooperating to develop virtualization standards.

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Important Wireless-Spectrum Auction Generates Controversy

A US plan to auction wireless spectrum includes an open-access provision that has sparked controversy.

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