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3dCrowdfunded security in Oakland – It is every block for themselves just like Judge Dredd

Oakland has an understaffed police department and is the city with the highest robbery rate in America. In the last few weeks three separate campaigns have been started on Crowdtilt in order to fund four months of private security patrols …

displaysKinect, Move, Wii and hardcore gamers

The motion-sensing technology used to make Kinect what it is today is something Sony was shown four years ago. John Koller, director of hardware marking for Sony Computer Entertainment America, believes his company’s competing motion controller — the PlayStation Move …

camerasFeb 3rd a $10 Laptop and Future Energy Harvesting Convergence

A $10 laptop (Rs 500) prototype, with 2 GB RAM capacity, would be on display in Tirupati, India on February 3 when the Indian National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology is launched. According to some unofficial reports …

camerasUnderstanding Strength of Materials and History of Improvement

This article will go over some basic background about tensile strength of material and then discuss historic material strength improvement to understand what industrial production of new carbon nanotube tethers relates to past improvements in strength of materials. Understanding Tensile …

futureWhole genome sequencing costs continue to fall: $300 million in 2003, $1 million 2007, $60,000 now, $5000 by year end

Several companies are sequencing the human genome for about $60,000 to $100,000 and taking about 4 weeks. Whole genome sequencing could be $5000 or less and take 24 hours or less by the end of 2008. Inexpensive costs that will …