Several developments in mobile phones, handheld devices and laptops will drive this growth one study claimed. The availability of very small, inexpensive chip-based sensors that fit into these devices and users' demands for greater security will also drive this market..
Dissatisfied with the speed at which the industry is going digital, the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to require television manufacturers to have digital tuners on all sets by July 2007.
Commissioners voted 3-1 to require manufacturers to add the tuners to all TV sets with screens of 36 inches and larger by July 2004, while the requirement for smaller sets would be phased in over the following three years.
Passport photographs in the future could be more than just a pretty picture if a new computer technique developed by Israeli scientists catches on.
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University have devised a way to hide information such as a fingerprint or a signature in color images which could improve passport security or be used to create invisible product bar codes or designs.
Source: The Register
Researchers at the University of Delaware's ACRES program - Affordable Composites from Renewable Sources - have developed a computer processor made from chicken feathers", according to the usually sober Assoicated Press.
According to chemical engineering professor Richard Wool(!) chicken features are better materials to work with than silicon "because they have shafts that are hollow but strong, and made mostly of air, a great conductor of electricity".