Sunday, December 1, 2013
The Supercomputing Research Center (SRC) of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has built the world's first ever switchless cluster computing system. Known also as the “CK-Star,” this computing system connects eight computers without switch control and broke Intel's performance record, according to a press release by the university.
China will launch its first moon rover mission on Monday, state media said, as Beijing embarks on the latest stage in its ambitious space program.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewelry and acts like a joystick, in hopes of offering them more mobility and independence.
Comet ISON is teasing the solar system as it dances with the sun and it's giving astronomers mixed signals. Will it meet a fiery death — or survive — when it whips around the sun on Thursday?
Are you both bald AND lost? Then the new “SmartWig” from Japan might be just what you need. The techno-toupee, which can read the wearer's brainwaves and direct them to their destination with onboard GPS, is the latest — and possibly the wackiest — addition to the world of wearable computing.
ine a hospital room, door handle or kitchen countertop that is free from bacteria — and not one drop of disinfectant or boiling water or dose of microwaves has been needed to zap the germs.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The entry of Space Exploration Technologies into the business of launching commercial satellites was delayed on Monday by technical glitch that sidelined the firm's Falcon 9 rocket.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Chunghwa Telecom Co., Taiwan's largest mobile provider, said Monday that it plans to deploy more small-cell base stations to help expand the coverage of its fourth-generation (4G) network that is slated to go into operation next year.
The planet Venus is set to dominate the night sky Dec. 1 as it reaches a position in which it will have its highest visibility from Earth, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said yesterday.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Behind the eye-popping aircraft deals — Boeing received over a US$100 billion in orders at last week's Dubai air show — it is in large part the engine makers who are driving the mega sales say experts.