Archive: 02/03/2005

Microsoft invests in EuroScience

At the Government Leaders Forum today, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates announced the EuroScience Initiative in his keynote to over 500 government leaders and public officials. The initiative aims ...

Feb 03, 2005
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Light continues to echo three years after stellar outburst

The Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of the star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) reveals dramatic changes in the illumination of surrounding dusty cloud structures. The effect, called a light echo, has been ...

Feb 03, 2005
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Binghamton University launches microelectronics research center

Binghamton University and partners to develop next-generation flexible electronics With a $10 million competitively bid contract from the U.S. Display Consortium (USDC), Binghamton University, State University of New York, has ...

Feb 03, 2005
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Experiments Prove Existence of Atomic Chain Anchors

Atoms at the ends of self-assembled atomic chains act like anchors with lower energy levels than the “links” in the chain, according to new measurements by physicists at the National Institute of Standards ...

Feb 03, 2005
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Using global warming to create conditions for life on Mars

Injecting synthetic "super" greenhouse gases into the Martian atmosphere could raise the planet's temperature enough to melt its polar ice caps and create conditions suitable for sustaining biological life. In fact, a team ...

Feb 03, 2005
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Researchers Assess the Evolution of Quantum Dot Imaging

The evolution over the last two decades of the nanocrystals known as quantum dots has seen the growth of this revolutionary new tool from electronic materials science to far-reaching biological applications that will allow ...

Feb 03, 2005
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Even in heaven, stars can only get so big

New research from the University of Michigan shows that there may be an upper limit to the size of a star, somewhere around 120 to 200 times bigger than our sun. The sun is the closest star to Earth and therefore ...

Feb 03, 2005
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BlackBerry Advances Security For Government Sector

BlackBerry® continues its lead as the wireless platform of choice in the government sector as Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announces the availability of its S/MIME Support Package v4.0 for BlackBerry ...

Feb 03, 2005
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Smoking Hurts Wealth As Well As Health, Study Suggests

A new study suggests that typical non-smokers’ net worth is roughly 50 percent higher than that of light smokers and about twice the level of that of heavy smokers. And that wealth gap grows by about $410, or 4 percent, ...

Feb 03, 2005
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A filter that enhances the power of communications satellites

Researchers at the Public University of Navarre are designing and developing a filter that enhances the power of communications satellites for the European Space Agency. The filter enables the reduction, by a factor of a ...

Feb 03, 2005
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IEEE-USA Supports Prolonging Life of Hubble

NASA should explore all possible avenues toward prolonging the useful life of the Hubble Space Telescope, IEEE-USA said today in a statement to the House Science Committee. The most urgent need is a servicing mission to refurbish ...

Feb 03, 2005
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NTT DoCoMo to Introduce New FOMA 700i Series

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today revealed the new 700i series of FOMA® 3G handsets. The new series comprises four slim, compact models equipped for all standard FOMA services and fun ...

Feb 03, 2005
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Nanotechnologies could slash cost of solar energy

Nanotechnologies which can artificially change the optical properties of materials to allow light to be trapped in solar cells could greatly reduce the cost of solar energy. Research being carried out by the School of Electronics ...

Feb 03, 2005
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