Archive: 02/02/2006

Stable polymer nanotubes may have a biotech future

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created polymer nanotubes that are unusually long (about 1 centimeter) as well as stable enough to maintain their shape indefinitely. ...

Feb 02, 2006
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Enhanced LIDAR improves range, vibration measures

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated the use of an ultrafast laser "frequency comb" system for improved remote measurements of distance and vibration. The technology, ...

Feb 02, 2006
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New design for transistors powered by single electrons

Scientists have demonstrated the first reproducible, controllable silicon transistors that are turned on and off by the motion of individual electrons. The experimental devices, designed and fabricated at NTT ...

Feb 02, 2006
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Europe, India to build telecom satellite

Europe and India are teaming up to build a new telecommunications satellite that will provide various services to about half of the world starting in 2008.

Feb 02, 2006
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XM Radio set to battle Apple's iPod

XM Radio announced today that it will launch "GRAMMY Radio," a dedicated channel providing unmatched coverage of GRAMMY week events.

Feb 02, 2006
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FCC wireless auction begins June 29

The Federal Communications Commission will auction advanced wireless service (AWS) licenses for the United States in late June.

Feb 02, 2006
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Eyes on Huawei-Nortel broadband deal

Nortel's decision to tie up with China's Huawei Technologies to develop broadband access is seen as a good deal for the Canadian telecommunications group. Yet some industry analysts are questioning whether the same could ...

Feb 02, 2006
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'Competitive' initiative may lack steam

To revive America's leadership in technology and innovation, President Bush in his State of the Union address proposed multibillion-dollar funding in science and tech research and development, possibly signaling a renew interest ...

Feb 02, 2006
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Mystery surrounds Australian eel deaths

Australian scientists say they are baffled by the mass deaths of thousands of eels for the second consecutive summer in Victoria.

Feb 02, 2006
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Briefs: Mobile-phone shipments falter

Global shipments of mobile handsets in 2005 fell 16.7 percent from a year ago to 7.5 million units, a study found Thursday.

Feb 02, 2006
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Dinosaur extinction controversy continues

The seemingly never-ending controversy concerning the demise of dinosaurs some 65 million years ago is showing no signs of resolution.

Feb 02, 2006
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