Technology News Archive - November 01, 2011

According to Hitwise, the Google social network grew 1269 percent after its “open access” announcement.

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Image 1 - Zinc Oxide Microwires Improve Performance Of Light-emitting Diodes

Researchers have used zinc oxide microwires to significantly improve the efficiency at which gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (LED) convert electricity to ultraviolet light.

Anthony Fasano’s Engineer Your Own Success book tour making a huge impact throughout the Engineering Community in the United States. Ridgewood, NJ (PRWEB)

Image 1 - A SHARP New Microscope For Next Generation Of Microchips

Berkeley Lab scientists and colleagues will create an advanced extreme-ultraviolet microscope.

Users Unfamiliar With Internet Privacy Tools

Researchers said on Monday that Internet users will need easier "opt-out" tools to stop advertisers and companies from tracking their online habits.

Boston Dynamics Releases Video Of PETMAN Robot

Boston Dynamics has released a video of its PETMAN robot walking on a treadmill, doing squats, and performing push-ups.

Barnes & Noble Expected To Unveil New Nook Color Next Week

Barnes & Noble is expected to unveil a new Nook Color e-reader during an upcoming Tablet Event on November 7th.

Group Reports Increased Spending For At Home Entertainment

The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) has announced that third quarter 2011 spending on home electronic entertainment increased for the first time since the first quarter of 2008.

Chemical Companies Are The Latest Targets Of Attacks

Symantec reports the latest hacking attack, dubbed “Nitro”, drifted through several industries including Non-Governmental Organizations, then into the motor industry and finally attacking chemical companies with connections to military technology.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'