Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Global RFID market tipped to grow

Gartner predicts that worldwide radio frequency identification (RFID) revenue will eclipse US$1.2 billion (NZ$1.48 billion) this year, marking nearly a 31% increase over last year.

Gaming chip venture

Toshiba, Sony and Sony Computer Entertainment have announced plans to form a US$924 million (NZ$1.16 billion) joint venture to manufacture high-performance computer chips.

MIT unveils ultra-energy-efficient chip

A new energy-efficient chip designed by researchers at MIT may use so little power that someday human body heat will be able to charge implantable medical devices.

New biochips could replace animal testing

A new biochip could all but eliminate animal testing in the chemical and cosmetics industries, while drastically reducing it in the mega pharmaceuticals industry.

IT worker jailed for creating logic bomb

A former systems administrator at Medco Health Solutions has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for planting a logic bomb that could have taken down a corporate network that held personal health care information.

Robotic pharmacist mixing chemo drugs at US hospital

The University of Colorado Hospital is about to start using a robot to mix chemotherapy drugs for patients, which its developers say will eliminate human error and protect technicians from potentially dangerous drugs.

Systems admin gets 30 months for planting logic bomb

A former systems administrator at Medco Health Solutions has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for planting a logic bomb that could have taken down a corporate network that held customer health care information.

Researchers: Nanowires could boost battery life 10X

Researchers at Stanford University are using silicon nanowires that allow lithium-ion batteries <a href="http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2008/january9/nanowire-010908.html">to hold 10 times the charge</a> they could before.

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