Silicon Graphics (SGI) is believed to be close to acquiring Paragraph International, the Russian computer company that chess master Garry Kasparov helped found in 1989. Paragraph specialises in virtual reality and 3D development tools and applications for the Web. SGI already bundles its Cosmo Player virtual reality browser with Paragraph's Internet3D Web authoring tools. ParaGraph expects its revenues to double to $12 million this year and is expected to go for about $50 million.
Molybdenum ditelluride is a two-dimensional material that can be easily stacked into multiple layers to create a memory cell
New light-guiding nanoscale device can control and monitor a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with high sensitivity
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The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert