Technology News Archive - May 20, 2008

WASHINGTON and PROVO, Utah, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and The Generations Network, Inc., parent company of Ancestry.com, today announced an agreement that makes millions of historical records more easily available to the American public.

Boston Software Systems(TM), the leader in workflow automation technology to the healthcare market, today announced the latest version of its flagship scripting product, Boston WorkStation(TM) 9.7, with added capabilities for graphical applications and new MEDITECH systems.

Stellar Satellite Communications Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of ORBCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, today announced commercial availability of its newest ORBCOMM satellite communicator, the DS101.

As Microsoft battles for a deal with Yahoo, what is in store for Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of the social networking site, is stressing his company's independence.

IPOWER Applications Inc. (www.doyoupowwow.com), a portfolio company of American Capital Partners (PINKSHEETS: APRJ), is proud to announce the launching of their flagship Child internet monitoring software known as Home PowWow(TM).


A new technique that mimics healing processes found in nature could enable damaged aircraft to mend themselves automatically, even during a flight.


University of Utah chemists have discovered that nature already has designed photonic crystals with the ideal, diamond-like structure: They are found in the shimmering, iridescent green scales of a beetle from Brazil.

Kicking off its first-ever retail endeavour in Canada, Alienware now offers its award-winning systems at all 18 Dell Direct Stores (DDS) throughout the country. The systems will be available alongside the latest offerings from Dell.


A major study published today in Nature Nanotechnology suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes – a poster child for the “nanotechnology revolution” – could be as harmful as asbestos if inhaled in sufficient quantities.


In the wake of the credit crisis, many banks are looking into the possibilities of allowing computer software to monitor their employees actions, including their e-mails, phone calls or online chats.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.