Archeived News Articles
August 3: Devices and Printers, Install, View and Manage: When you want to see all the devices connected to your
computer, use one of them, or troubleshoot one that isn't working properly, open Devices and Printers.. more. . .
August 3: Revolutionizing Deepwater Drilling: During the drilling of an oil well, crews set and cement in place a series
of concentric pipes, or casings. These casings prevent the collapse of the geological formation into a well and also prevent
potential leaks either in or out of a well. more. . .
August 8: The FBI Creates A Child ID App: You're shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly
disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do? more. . .
August 9: Tiny Terminators: New Micro-Robots Assemble, Repair Themselves and are Surprisingly
Strong: It looks like the Terminator did come back after all -- just in a smaller form and with a different purpose. In a project
supported by the Energy Department’s Office of Science more. . .
August 10: Solar Flares: What Does It Take to Be X-Class?: Solar flares are giant explosions on the sun that send
energy, light and high speed particles into space. These flares are often associated with solar magnetic storms known as coronal
mass ejections (CMEs). The number of solar flares increases approximately every 11 years, and the sun is currently moving
towards another solar maximum, likely in 2013. more. . .
August 15: Toshiba Ditches the Glasses with Announcement of World's First Glasses-Free 3D Laptop:
a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced U.S. pricing and availability for the Qosmio® F755 3D
laptop, the world's first laptop capable of displaying glasses-free 3D and 2D content at the same time on one screen1. Beginning in
mid-August, 3D entertainment enthusiasts will have the opportunity to "ditch the glasses" more. . .
August 17: Buying a Car Online?: You can buy almost anything over the Internet—including clothes, a pizza, music, a
hotel room, even a car. And while most transactions are conducted lawfully and securely, there are instances when criminals insert
themselves into the marketplace, hoping to trick potential victims into falling for one of their scams. more. . .
August 22: Personalizing Your Computer: You can add a personal touch to your computer by changing the computer's
theme, color, sounds, desktop background, screen saver, font size, and user account picture. You can also select specific gadgets
for your desktop. more. . .
August 22: Space Storm Tracked from Sun to Earth: "The movie sent chills down my spine," says Craig DeForest of
the Southwest Researcher Institute in Boulder, Colorado. "It shows a CME swelling into an enormous wall of plasma and then
washing over the tiny blue speck of Earth where we live. I felt very small." more. . .
August 23: Is Anti-Virus Software Foolproof: The term Anti-Virus is a well-known word from toddlers to seniors, and
almost every computer around the globe has an anti-virus program installed in it. These programs locate themselves in the task
bar and make us feel safe. Actually, it projects security so we can surf-the-web without a worry. more. . .
August 25: Los Alamos Achieves World Record Pulsed Magnestic Field: The scientists achieved a field of 92.5
tesla on Thursday, August 18, taking back a record that had been held by a team of German scientists and then, the following day,
surpassed their achievement with a whopping 97.4-tesla field. For perspective, Earth’s magnetic field is 0.0004 tesla, while a junk-
yard magnet is 1 tesla and a medical MRI scan has a magnetic field of 3 tesla. more. . .