Scientists recently created a new state of matter by blasting aluminum with a high-powered laser until it became transparent to ultraviolet light. Scientists say the new matter will teach them a great deal about the secrets of generating power using nuclear fusion. Strangely enough, the existence of a form of transparent aluminum was suggested over 20 years ago -- in a Star Trek film.
Revenues at Accenture have doubled since 2002, and the IT department has played a part in that success both as a profit center and business driver, says Bob Kress, executive director of the company's business operations. In this interview, Kress explains what he has done to make IT's contribution to Accenture more visible.
IT projects can be a lot like air travel -- you can end up with too little, too late, at too high a cost, Susan Cramm writes. To avoid a disappointing journey, it's helpful to break it down into smaller stages, establish a clear game plan, and, of course, anticipate delays.
Microsoft has unwrapped both a beefed-up search tool -- Bing -- and an updated MP3 player -- the Zune HD. The software giant is looking to take a little market share from Google and Apple, but Thomas Wailgum at CIO.com is underwhelmed: " 'Bing it' is not likely to pop out of most people's mouths any sooner than 'Betamax it.' "
You too can create architecture like Frank Lloyd Wright -- with a new building set from Lego. There are six structures to choose from, including Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum, which happens to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its iconic building with a new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit.