Chris Jablonski

Christopher Jablonski is a freelance technology writer.

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And you thought the Humvee was tough?

A new concept vehicle, dubbed ULTRA AP (Armored Patrol), has been unveiled two days ago at the "Modern Day Marine Expo" held in Quantico, Virginia. This vehicle has been designed to improve survivability and mobility in future military combat vehicles.

September 15, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille

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Glowing mice to speed up cancer research

Researchers in the U.S. and in China are using new genetic approaches to speed up cancer research and develop gene therapy. They are using transposons, or jumping genes, which were discovered 50 years ago, to insert genes from fish and insects into mice and humans.

September 14, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille


100 GB of storage for your cell phone?

British nanotechnologists have emulated the functions usually associated with transistor-based digital electronics in all-metallic nanoscale devices made from ferromagnetic materials. This technology could lead to three-dimensional microchips with tremendous memory capacities.

September 13, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille

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Sun + Zinc = Clean Hydrogen

A revolutionary recipe to cook hydrogen has been elaborated by European scientists, and this might be used to drive our future hydrogen cars in about ten years.

September 12, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille


Algae to fuel our cars?

Several teams of U.S. researchers are working on the idea of building algal farms to produce hydrogen for the fuel cells that will power our cars in a decade or two.

September 10, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille

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A genetic algorithm beats the FBI

Computer scientists from the University of Texas at Austin have used a genetic algorithm to develop a program which can better digitally improve images of fingerprints than the human-based FBI's fingerprint image compression program.

September 9, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille


Hayabusa is approaching Itokawa

Hayabusa, a small probe launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in May 2003, is now less than 750 kilometers away from the Itokawa asteroid and will return to Earth in June 2007 with 100 milligrams of materials picked from the asteroid.

September 7, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille


The World's Biggest Walrus

This Walrus is a new type of aircraft, half jumbo jet, half blimp, designed according to specifications from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). This Walrus is intended to carry a payload of 500 to 1,000 tons up to 12,000 nautical miles, in less than than a week and at a competitive cost.

September 6, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille