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Technology News Archive - April 28, 2006

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The motion picture studios and record companies are pushing colleges across the country to clamp down on music and movie piracy on so-called "dark nets" operated on campuses.

U.S. scientists say they've created super-powerful artificial eyes inspired by those of dragonflies and other insects.

America's smallest state is seeking to become its first to offer a wireless broadband network from border to border.

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The digital approach to fund raising is proving popular.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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