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Technology News Archive - May 26, 2008

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Social networks seem to have taken control of a large chunk of the Web. However, their limited ability to allow users to carry their data with them while roaming to and from different sites is spurring some new innovations.

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Games like “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero” have increased sales for classic rock groups. Now the record industry is hoping it can do the same for new music.

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In an effort to learn more about giant storms, U.S. researchers are using unmanned, remote-controlled airplanes this year to penetrate the heart of Atlantic hurricanes.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • 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'.