Nov 1, 2011
Say what you will about natural disasters like the one that befell the little cities below Vesuvious in 79 AD, but one thing is for certain: Archaeologists and historians sifting through the ancient remains can tell far more about these cities than they can about ones that took their sweet time to collapse.
STMicroelectronics Assigned Patent
STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, Italy, has been assigned a patent developed by six co-inventors for an "optically controlled electrical-switch device based upon carbon nanotubes and electrical-switch system using the switch device." The co-inventors are Michele Portico Ambrosio, Poggiomarino, Italy, Maria Grazia Maglione, Torre Del Greco, ...