Sony develops new biometric system
Sony has developed a security technology, called Mofiria, that uses infrared LEDs and a CMOS sensor to take a picture of one’s veins.SciTech | February 9, 2009
Firefox 3 gears up for launch
Software company Mozilla is preparing to launch a new version of its widely used Firefox web browser.SciTech | March 24, 2008
“Smart” patient rooms at UPMC
Six rooms at UPMC Shadyside have been installed with interactive flat panel screens that display information such as the patient’s vital signs, medications, and dietary preferences.SciTech | January 21, 2008
World has 3.3 billion cell phones
According to Informa Research Services, there are now 3.3 billion cell phone subscriptions worldwide. This assessment of 3.3 billion subscriptions equals roughly half the world’s population.
The first networks were established in Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and Norway in 1981 using the Nordic Telephony System.SciTech | December 3, 2007
La Niña to bring warm temperatures
According to WSI forecaster Todd Crawford, people in Pittsburgh and the rest of the eastern U.S. can expect warm weather this winter.
The reason for a warmer winter is due to “La Niña,” the occurrence of low temperatures in the equatorial Pacific.SciTech | October 8, 2007