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Brits Invite ET Over For Corn Chips

Snack food company Doritos is sponsoring a competition in the UK to beam a user-created advertisement (using a 2-billion watt transmitter) at the 47 Ursae Majoris solar system 42 light years away from Earth. Entrants have to shoot a 30-second ad about what they perceive life on earth to be. On the 12th June, the […]

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Single Electron Switches New Silicon Transistor




The latest issue of Applied Physics Letters carries news about a silicon transistor, designed by NTT Corp. (NTT) of Japan, that is switched on and off by the motion of an individual electron. The transistors have been tested at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the researchers say they will have application […]




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DVD And CD Longevity Examined




Remember the introduction of the Compact Disc? We were told they would never wear out and couldn’t be damaged in normal use. It’s a pity they forgot to tell us that a small scratch in the wrong place could render them unplayable. The longevity and robustness of optical discs – CDs and DVDs – has […]




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