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(PhysOrg.com) -- The fruit fly has evolved a method for arranging the tiny, hair-like structures it uses to feel and hear the world that's so efficient a team of scientists in Israel and at Carnegie Mellon University says it could be used to more effectively deploy wireless sensor networks and other distributed computing applications.
A team of scientists from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is using Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL's) Jaguar supercomputer, located at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), to conduct high-reliability simulations of a coal gasifier in an attempt to make the potential energy alternative more efficient and reliable. The project also aims to demonstrate the impact of simulation on reducing the cost and time required to develop the zero-emissions power plants of the future.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have a significant new computing resource.
WebWorks platform for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry Smartphones
New Evans Data survey suggests Intel architecture is popular target
New processors are a big improvement, but it will take time for apps to take advantage.
The online world of Second Life seemed like the next big thing, only to be largely written off. Neither hypers nor detractors understood it.
A new mobile application provides users with simplified access to vast libraries of images and information that up until now were tapped mainly by earth and environmental scientists.
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La compañía andaluza desarrolla un dispositivo de eficiencia energética que se aplica a las luminarias y que se sustenta en tecnología de comunicación inalámbrica.
GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP)
Según el grupo de trabajo IEEE 802.16m, la nueva versión de WiMAX que promete mayores niveles de tasas de transferencia, seguridad y eficiencia energética será aprobado en marzo.
As sensors that do things like detect touch and motion in cell phones get smaller, cheaper and more reliable, computer manufacturers are beginning to take seriously the decade-old idea of "smart dust" -- networks of tiny wireless devices that permeate the environment, monitoring everything from the structural integrity of buildings and bridges to the activity of live volcanoes. In order for such networks to make collective decisions, however -- to, say, recognize that a volcano is getting restless -- they need to integrate information gathered by hundreds or thousands of devices.