Archive: 04/04/2006

Enzyme study may lead to new SARS drugs

Scientists at the University of Illinois say a study of an enzyme that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome may lead to new drugs.

Apr 04, 2006
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Survey: Environmental pessimism abounds

A Stanford University survey suggests most Americans are pessimistic about the state of the environment and want action taken to improve it.

Apr 04, 2006
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Scientists Develop Switchable Focus Eyeglass Lenses

Optical scientists have developed eyeglass lenses that switch focus in a blink of an eye. Optical scientists at The University of Arizona have developed new switchable, flat, liquid crystal diffractive lenses ...

Apr 04, 2006
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Researchers use nanodots to boost superconductivity

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have demonstrated a way to sustain high supercurrents in wires in the presence of a large applied magnetic field -- a step which could greatly expand practical applications of superconductors. ...

Apr 04, 2006
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New research aims to plug holes in VOIP before they happen

The National Science Foundation has issed four awards totaling $600,000 to the University of North Texas to lead a multi-university collaboration to develop a geographically distributed, secure test bed to ...

Apr 04, 2006
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New concept for bendable packaged ultra-thin chips presented

IMEC and its associated laboratory INTEC of the University of Ghent jointly developed a new process flow for ultra-thin chip packages resulting in bendable packaged chips of only 50µm thickness. The technology enables embedding ...

Apr 04, 2006
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'Picture positive': Lost photos confirm fossil find

The researcher who discovered Paralititan stromeri, one of the most massive animals ever to walk the Earth, now is "picture-positive" about another dinosaur fossil find by a famous German researcher, Ernst ...

Apr 04, 2006
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Study: Alpine glaciers may nearly vanish

The World Glacier Monitoring Service is warning Europe's Alps might lose three-quarters of its glaciers to global warming during the coming century.

Apr 04, 2006
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Briefs: IDC names Top 10 wireless rising stars

There are 10 wireless companies to keep an eye out for as the sector continues to evolve rapidly in terms of technology and content, a research group said.

Apr 04, 2006
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Britain feels heat of NTL's Virgin buyout

Getting more services for less money. That could well be what many British customers will be getting if NTL's buyout of Virgin Mobile works out as planned as they propose to offer mobile, fixed-line, broadband, and television ...

Apr 04, 2006
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Fruit fly 'spineless' gene studied

New York University researchers have discovered a gene that's involved with a fruit fly's antenna development also gives the organism its color vision.

Apr 04, 2006
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