Fujitsu announced the development of the world’s first imaging technology for use in palm vein biometric authentication that can operate while the palm is in motion.
CEA/Leti (the Electronics and Information Technology Laboratory of the CEA, based in Grenoble), and IBM announced that they will collaborate on research in semiconductor and nanoelectronics technology.
Yahoo! announced it has expanded its partnerships with top U.S. universities to advance cloud computing research.
Microsoft announced Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS) 2009, the next generation of the enterprise data aggregation platform.
Sagem Sécurité is partnering with Hitachi to develop a multimode biometric recognition module. Developed and produced by Sagem Sécurité, this module will combine the best of Hitachi’s vein imaging technology (VeinID) and Sagem Sécurité’s fingerprint identification technology (Morpho).
NASA and Cisco will develop an online collaborative global monitoring platform called the “Planetary Skin” to capture, collect, analyze and report data on environmental conditions around the world.
IBM Research scientists announced a landmark study in the field of nanoelectronics; the development and demonstration of novel techniques to measure the distribution of energy and heat in powered carbon nanotube devices.
Siemens’s Industry Automation Division has developed a new system for the quick assembly of fiber-optic cables (FOC).
The German research center Forschungszentrum Juelich has selected IBM to develop the first supercomputer in Europe capable of one Petaflop, or one thousand trillion operations per second.
IBM Research scientists, in collaboration with the Center for Probing the Nanoscale at Stanford University, have demonstrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with volume resolution 100 million times finer than conventional MRI.
IBM Research and five leading universities are partnering to create computing systems that are expected to simulate and emulate the brain’s abilities for sensation, perception, action, interaction and cognition while rivaling its low power consumption and compact size.
Texas Instruments and Fulton Innovation will accelerate development of efficient wireless power solutions that can charge portable devices without traditional power cords.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Sun announced the arrival of AMSTAR, a new digital storage library that will preserve and protect valuable scientific data for the next 15 to 20 years.
Intel announced its Intel Health Guide, a care management tool designed for health care professionals who manage patients with chronic conditions. The Health Guide represents Intel’s entry into a new category of personal health systems that go beyond the simple remote patient monitoring systems available today.
Resembling a memory stick with an integrated display, a prototype USB device developed at IBM’s Zurich Research Lab brings a new level of security to online banking for consumers. Pilot devices are ready and available to banks for trials.
SeismicCity announced that it is using NVIDIA Tesla S1070 1U systems for Reverse Time Migration (RTM) – one of the most advanced seismic imaging techniques ever used by the oil and gas industry.
NEC LCD Technologies announced the successful development of multiple sizes (A3 and A4 equivalent) of electronic paper (e-paper) modules using the microcapsule electrophoresis system.
Kodak announced the introduction of a highly efficient OLED material that will enable low-power, full-color displays with outstanding lifetimes. The new material, trademarked KODAK OLED Material EK-GD403, utilizes green dopant technology to deliver a new level of OLED display performance and reliability
Today, some 600 years after construction began on the 178-acre site that would become the center of unrivalled imperial power known as China’s Forbidden City, the Palace Museum and IBM will open the walled fortress – and hundreds of years of history and culture – to the world.
Canon and Toray Industries have developed a bio-based plastic that achieves the world’s highest level of flame retardance. The new bio-based plastic, which includes more than 25 percent (by weight) a plant-derived component, will be used in exterior plastic parts for Canon multifunction office systems to be launched beginning next year.
The 2008 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on Thursday night, October 2, at the 18th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre. We will soon post video of the ceremony.
The Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid celebrates the start of its crucial data challenge: the analysis and management of more than 15 million Gigabytes of data every year, to be produced from the hundreds of millions of subatomic collisions expected inside the LHC every second. This data-handling feat marks an essential stage in the process of enabling researchers to discover new physics.
IBM, Chartered, Samsung and ARM will develop a comprehensive 32 nanometer (nm) and 28nm Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs) design platform based on high-k metal-gate (HKMG) technology from the IBM-led joint-development alliance.
IBM announced a new supercomputer that NASA scientists will use to simulate and better understand Earth’s climate and weather, the planet’s relationship with the sun, and the evolution of cosmic phenomena. It will also play an essential role in developing methods to analyze the rapidly increasing amount of data the agency collects from Earth- and space-observing satellites.
IBM announced that it has entered into a joint development agreement with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to further explore “Racetrack Memory,” an entirely new approach to solid state memory.