Tag: boffins

MIT boffins promote solar-fuel cell combo 
By Andrew Charlesworth | Aug 6, 2008 | Comment Now 
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have combined solar and fuel cell technologies to create what is being hailed as a clean energy breakthrough..
 
Nasa boffins reveal aurora trigger 
Jul 30, 2008 | Comment Now 
Nasa scientists have uncovered the precise event that triggers the auroras of light at the Earth's polar regions.
 
Japanese boffins develop long-life Flash 
By Simon Burns | Jul 15, 2008 | Comment Now 
Flash memory chips with a potential lifetime of hundreds of years have been developed by Japanese scientists.
 
US boffins tout personal identity verification 
By Robert Jaques | Jul 15, 2008 | Comment Now 
US engineers have developed software that can be used with Windows and Linux systems to perform log-ins, digital signing and verification.
 
British boffins build electric speed machine 
By Iain Thomson | Jul 10, 2008 | Comment Now 
A British firm has developed a new electric sports car that can outrace a Jaguar XKR from 0-60mph.
 
Boffins build artificial DNA 
By Iain Thomson | Jul 9, 2008 | Comment Now 
Japanese scientists claim to have created the world's first artificial DNA, a development that brings DNA computing much closer..
 
Boffins promise flexible laptops 
By Robert Jaques | Jul 3, 2008 | Comment Now 
Pioneering work to develop next-generation plastics could pave the way for electronic billboards, flexible laptops and high-definition television screens only 1cm thick.
 
Dutch boffins work on open source smart card 
By Sylvie Barak | Jun 20, 2008 | Comment Now 
Dutch Boffins at Radboud University in Nijmegen are developing new privacy-protecting smart cards for public transport, using good old open sauce.
 
Boffins tout computer models to save forests 
By Matt Chapman | Jun 16, 2008 | Comment Now 
Improved modelling methods and better ways of analysing information could help save the world's forests, according to scientists at Microsoft Research Cambridge, Princeton ...
 
Boffins take Wi-Fi security back to school 
By Robert Jaques | Jun 12, 2008 | Comment Now 
US academics are to examine live wireless network traffic across a university campus in an effort to learn how best to maintain data security..
 
Boffins tackle random scanning worms 
By Robert Jaques | Jun 5, 2008 | Comment Now 
Scientists may have found a new way to combat random scanning internet worms such as the notorious Code Red and SQL Slammer infections.
 
Boffins toy with carbon nano-ribbons 
May 30, 2008 | Comment Now 
Chemists at Stanford University have developed a new way to make transistors out of carbon nano-ribbons, which could be used to make cooler and faster computer chips..
 
Boffins find 'new class of superconductor' 
By Robert Jaques | May 30, 2008 | Comment Now 
US researchers believe that they have discovered an entirely new kind of superconductor..
 
Boffins take gigapixel photos using ordinary camera 
By Iain Thomson | May 17, 2008 | Comment Now 
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a device that lets a standard digital camera take pictures with a resolution of 1-gigapixel (1,000-megapixels)..
 
Fujitsu boffins outline the future of IT 
By IT Week | May 16, 2008 | Comment Now 
Technologists at Fujitsu Siemens Computers are predicting that the computing power within a PC will have increased a million-fold in 25 years time.
 
Boffins aim to mass produce nanowire circuits 
By Robert Jaques | May 12, 2008 | Comment Now 
An international team of scientists has developed a new technique for fabricating nanowire photonic and electronic integrated circuits that could be suitable for high-volume ...
 
US boffins design 'iPod supercomputer' 
By Robert Jaques | May 8, 2008 | Comment Now 
Researchers from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have suggested building a supercomputer based on low-power embedded microprocessors to ...
 
Boffins grow nanowires at low temperatures 
By Robert Jaques | Apr 30, 2008 | Comment Now 
US researchers have patented a "breakthrough" low-temperature, catalyst-free technique for growing copper nanowires..
 
Boffins build military computing glove 
By Iain Thomson | Apr 30, 2008 | Comment Now 
A US firm has developed a glove that allows soldiers to manipulate a computer and still be ready to fight..
 
Boffins research 'fast and slow' light 
By Robert Jaques | Apr 26, 2008 | Comment Now 
Scientists have come a step closer to super-fast optical computing thanks to European research into the mysterious properties of "fast and slow" light..
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