Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends
How new technologies are modifying our way of life

mercredi 31 mars 2004

Today is the second birthday of this blog devoted to Technology Trends. First, I want to thank all the people who read this blog at a moment or another. Then, to celebrate this event, I decided to select twenty of my favorite stories. This was not an easy task because many of the 700 "articles" I "wrote" during these two past years are still worth reading. Subjects are as various as my centers of interest. So you'll find stories about asynchronous computers, the arrival of RFID tags, hybrid robots or the possible dangers of nanoparticles entering our brains.

Here is the full list, in chronological order.

NASA Plans Elevators to Space, the first appearance of the future space elevator in this blog (April 21, 2002)
News by the People, for the People, about the frontiers between "journalists" and "bloggers" (May 23, 2002)
Computers without Clocks (or Asynchronous Computers), about computers without a central clock (July 20, 2002)
One PC, Six Hard Drives, 37 OSes!, about one 18-year-old guy who wanted to install as many OSes on his computer as possible (September 27, 2002)
A Hybrot, the Rat-Brained Robot (December 19, 2002)
I've got you under my skin, about implantable biosensors (February 6, 2003)
Was Light Faster in the Past?, about a book which said that light traveled faster in the early universe than it does today (March 12, 2003)
What is Steganography? A way to hide messages like text or images into larger files (April 12, 2003)
Light Can Travel Faster Than Light, about researchers who moved parts of light waves faster than the speed of light (May 23, 2003)
UCSD Chemists Develop 'Smart Dust', or minuscule grains of silicon able to self-assembly and to sense their environment (August 26, 2003)
Female Robots Are Coming, with some "feminine" intuition (September 14, 2003)
Protein Explorer, the First Petaflop System, a specialized system designed exclusively for molecular dynamics calculations (October 1, 2003)
Is This Time For 'Reversible' Computers? (November 4, 2003)
Can You Pay U.S. Programmers at Overseas Salaries? (December 4, 2003)
Why Man Must Return to the Moon (December 9, 2003)
Can Nanoparticles Enter Our Brains? (January 9, 2004)
The Physics of Haute Couture, about mathematicians have set up "equations that predict how fabric will fold" (February 7, 2004)
Students Watch Web To Do Their Laundry (February 8, 2004)
Why Do We Need 'Greener' Computers, about the huge waste of electricity due to poor utilization rates of our computers (February 29, 2004)
IBM's WebFountain of Knowledge, this massive project which intends to transform the huge amounts of structured and unstructured data available on the Web into business trends (March 1, 2004)

If you want to find more interesting stories, browse the archives of this blog or use the search engine located on the right of other stories.

Source: Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends, from 2002 to 2004

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