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Chinese city sees the light, invests in LED technology

Chinese city sees the light, invests in LED technology

Tianjin, China's third largest city, has become the first city in that country to join the LED City program backed by Cree and other cities that support the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting.The Tianjin Economic Development Area (TEDA) teamed up with Tianjin Polytechnic University over the past two years as part of a graduate student project to install about 1,500 LED streetlights that illuminate the university's streets.

February 29, 2008 by

Air Force: No! Stop! Blogs bad!

Air Force: No! Stop! Blogs bad!

The Air Force has had it with soldiers getting their information from the unsavory world of blogs. The service's Network Operations Center has instituted widespread filtering of the Web, blocking all sites with the letters b-l-o-g in their URLs and filtering out most other sites that qualify as blogs, Wired relates, via an Air Force Times story.

February 29, 2008 by

Janus particles as body submarines?

Janus particles as body submarines?

Janus particles, which take their name from a Roman god with two faces, are microscopic 'two-faced' spheres whose halves are physically or chemically different. Now, U.S. researchers have shown that some of these Janus microparticles can move like stealthy submarines when an alternating electrical field is applied to liquid surrounding them. This could lead to new kinds of self-propelling microsensors or means of targeted drug delivery. But read more...

February 29, 2008 by

A quick word on Apple Pages

A quick word on Apple Pages

This weekend I'll be putting together a gallery and comparison of NeoOffice, OpenOffice for the Mac, Microsoft Office 2008, and iWork. These products have been compared and debated before for their relative merits, but my concern, as with all things on my new Mac, is how easy are these applications to use from a teacher's perspective.

February 29, 2008 by

Oil field data loss just  common theft

Oil field data loss just common theft

Sighs of relief can be heard coming from Brazil this week as police arrested four men (port security guards) responsible for heisting some computers that had lots of data from the newly discovered mega-oil-patch off the coast of Brazil.Way back when I was an industry analyst I remember fighting the battle against universitites about so called academic freedom and firewalls.

February 29, 2008 by

Digital downloads linked to HD disc format war?

Digital downloads linked to HD disc format war?

As everyone already knows, the HD disc format war is over, resolved in true domino fashion by Warner Brothers' decision to back Blu-ray exclusively. Most of the studios in the HD DVD camp have now agreed to back Blu-ray, particularly now that Toshiba has announced it will cease pushing the HD DVD format (though Dreamworks is an odd holdout).

February 29, 2008 by

Thoughts on Principled Technologies' Vista vs. XP reports

Thoughts on Principled Technologies' Vista vs. XP reports

Yesterday I noticed that Principled Technologies had released updated reports that examined the overall responsiveness of Windows Vista SP1 to Windows XP SP 2 for common business and home tasks. Given that I've examined the effect of SP1 on Vista in great detail, I feel that I should comment on the findings.

February 29, 2008 by

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