Archive: 05/04/2005

Researchers make bendable concrete

A new type of fiber-reinforced bendable concrete will be used for the first time in Michigan this summer- and University of Michigan scientists hope that their new material will find widespread use across ...

May 04, 2005
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'Metal-Decorated' Nanotubes Hold Promise for Fuel Cells

New quantum calculations and computer models show that carbon nanotubes "decorated" with titanium or other transition metals can latch on to hydrogen molecules in numbers more than adequate for efficient hydrogen ...

May 04, 2005
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Discovery Crew in Full Dress Rehearsal

Dressed in their orange launch and entry suits, the crew members of Return to Flight mission STS-114 boarded the silver "Astrovan" and traveled to Launch Pad 39B for a countdown dress rehearsal on May 4. They ...

May 04, 2005
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HP and Intrado Collaborate to Deliver Safer, Faster 9 1 1

HP and Intrado Inc., a leading provider of integrated data and telecommunications solutions, today announced that HP server technology will power Intrado's next-generation 9-1-1 system, developed to address the nation's expanding ...

May 04, 2005
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NASA, NOAA set to launch new environmental satellite

NASA is set to launch the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES), another critical link in the development of a global Earth-observation program. The spa ...

May 04, 2005
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How monarch butterflies are wired for navigation

In their extraordinary annual migration from North America to Mexico, monarch butterflies are known to use the angle of polarized sunlight as a celestial guide to help them keep to a straight and true path southward. But ...

May 04, 2005
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New robot to adopt human thought processes

A team of computer scientists at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth have secured a major grant to build a robot that uses the same 'thought processes' used by the human brain.

May 04, 2005
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Motor Transport in Bio-Nano Systems

Molecular motors are nanoscale engines which move along very thin rod-like filaments and, in this way, drive the heavy traffic of molecular cargo within biological cells. Both motors and filaments can be isolated ...

May 04, 2005
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You know what I mean... maybe

Does it ever occur to you that Angelina Jolie is really phat? Well, according to young Kiwis, she totally is. A weird world of modern slang has evolved since the days when a beautiful woman was a fox, a young man was a d ...

May 04, 2005
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Multi-Purpose High-End Dual AMD Server Introduced By Tyan

Today, Tyan introduced the next generation of multi-purpose high-end dual AMD Opteron servers in the form of the Thunder K8SE (S2892). The Thunder K8SE takes into account the need for a full-feature server platform to handle ...

May 04, 2005
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