June Medford, plant biologist at Colorado State University, explains from her laboratory on the CSU campus how she's discovered how to rewire plants so that they can detect environmental contaminants and explosives. Green plants turn white once they're exposed to such contaminants -- a discovery made by Medford and her collaborators including some 30 graduate, undergraduate, post-doctoral fellows and researchers in her lab.
Bill Farland, vice president for Research at CSU, says this is the kind of basic science at CSU -- an institution with more than $300 million in annual research expenditures -- that is making a difference in the world.
The future is now. No longer the subject of science fiction, immersive virtual reality is a powerful manufacturing tool that is revolutionizing the way we design and build modern spacecraft and aircraft.
If there is one commonality that all high-end smartphones embody, it has to be none other than the fact that they're all simple pieces of slabs at their core -- and nothing more than that! However, every now and then, we are greeted with a kind of device that manages to stray from the tried and true design of today's contemporary smartphones. Even before the first official day of CES kicked off, we were able to check out Samsung's booth during Pepcom's event and witnessed something truly imaginary that makes you wonder about the endless possibilities that can grace future smartphone designs.
A video demonstration of the Motorola Xoom tablet from the CES 2011 Press Event. The tablet is due out in the first quarter of 2011 on Verizon and is the first to run Google's Honeycomb version of Android.