Archive: 06/03/2005

Green diesel: New process makes fuel from plants

College of Engineering researchers have discovered a new way to make a diesel-like liquid fuel from carbohydrates commonly found in plants. Reporting in the June 3 issue of the Journal Science, Steenbock ...

Jun 03, 2005 3.7 / 5 (15) 0

DNA of prehistoric cave bears sequenced

The genomic DNA sequencing of an extinct Pleistocene cave bear species โ€“ the kind of stuff once reserved for science fiction โ€“ has been logged into scientific literature thanks to investigators from the ...

Jun 03, 2005 4.6 / 5 (5) 0

Engineers Find A New Wrinkle in Research

North Carolina State University researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are exploring the possible benefits of wrinkles โ€“ how to create them, how to control them and how to use them. Wrinkles, or ...

Jun 03, 2005 5 / 5 (1) 0

Feelers for insect robots

Many insects sense their way around their immediate surroundings by means of moving feelers. Now research scientists have applied this active spatial recognition of objects to create a new mechatronic type ...

Jun 03, 2005 3.2 / 5 (10) 0

Securing the Internet of things

RFID tags and transponders are spreading like wildfire despite data privacy concerns. To improve RFID technology security, researchers have developed a software platform that connects a wide variety of sensor networks to any en ...

Jun 03, 2005 2 / 5 (1) 0

Baby, you can drive my song

A new University of Southern California computer system lets a user "drive" a piece of music, using a wheel and foot controls. The Expression Synthesis Project (ESP) interface, devised by a team led by Elaine ...

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New authentication code urged for digital data

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is recommending a new algorithm for authenticating digital data for federal agencies. Called CMAC (cipher-based message authentication code), the algorithm can authenticate ...

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New radiofrequency device

Physical Review Letters, has recently published an article about a radiofrequency device that was designed by a team of researchers at the Public University of Navarra, together with teams from the University of Seville and th ...

Jun 03, 2005 1 / 5 (1) 0

Arctic Lakes Are Disappearing

Global warming appears to be causing lakes to drain and disappear in Arctic regions, a UCLA-headed team of researchers report in the latest issue of Science. If the pattern persists, it may imperil migratory birds and wreak further havoc on ...

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