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Computer Scientists Break Terabyte Sort Barrier

Computer Scientists Break Terabyte Sort Barrier

Computer scientists from the University of California, San Diego, have recently reported setting a world-record, by sorting huge amounts of data in minimal time. This record might have significant impact on various industries that rely on data management, since the ...

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Peugeot Verde – A Size-Changing Car

Peugeot Verde – A Size-Changing Car

“Peugeot Verde”, designed by Michael Witus Schierup from Denmark, is one of the 29 finalists at the 5th Peugeot Design Contest. Michael’s Peugeot Verde is a green concept car designed to fit its changing environment by changing its size. It ...

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New Green Jet Fuel X Prize

The U.S. Department of Transportation hopes to excite interest in biofuels to help the ailing airline industry. In order to do so, it joined hands with the X Prize Foundation to launch a competition to develop a new bio-jet fuel, ...

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X PRIZE for ‘Green’ Cars

X PRIZE for ‘Green’ Cars

The X PRIZE Foundation recently announced they are sponsoring the newly renamed Progressive Automotive X PRIZE International Competition. This $10 million competition is designed to bring about radical breakthroughs by encouraging the design and creation of a new generation of ...

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DARPA Challenge New Participant – Robocar

Recently, more and more attention is being drawn to self automated vehicles. From newspaper articles in to exhibitions – there is a constant discussion of cars that park themselves, armed with radar sensors and cameras that recognize whenever the driver ...

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NanoArt 2006-2007 Competition

NanoArt 2006-2007 Competition

NanoArt is a recent, novel integration of art and science consisting of reproductions or artistic renderings of electron micrographs, scanning tunneling micrographs, or atomic force micrographs (i.e., images visualized by electron microscopy [EM] or atomic force microscopy [AFM] or scanning ...

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NASA’s Space Elevator Competition

NASA’s Space Elevator Competition

The Space Elevator concept appeared for the first time in 1895 when Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky considered a tower that would reach all the way into space. In the 20th century, Arthur C. Clarke introduced the concept of a space ...

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