Archive: 12/05/2005

Researchers Achieve First Electrowetting of Carbon Nanotubes

If you can imagine the straw in your soda can being a million times smaller and made of carbon, you pretty much have a mental picture of a carbon nanotube. Scientists have been making them at will for years, but have ne ...

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Self-monitoring cars to detect own faults

Discovery News has reported a major leap forward in automobile technology: future cars will be able to diagnose and monitor their faults. According to the report, the new technology will determine which parts are damaged ...

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First Brazilian Rocket Launched From Esrange

The Texus-EML sounding rocket, jointly funded by ESA and DLR, was successfully launched Thursday, at 09.04 UT, from Esrange, on the Brazilian rocket motor, VSB-30, that was used for the very first time. The flight provided ...

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Distinct Brain Regions Specialized For Faces And Bodies

Are you tempted to trade in last year's digital camera for a newer model with even more megapixels? Researchers who make images of the human brain have the same obsession with increasing their pixel count, which increases ...

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Astronomers Find Most Stable Optical Clock In Heavens

After 31 years of tracking the light- output of a burnt-out star from telescopes at McDonald Observatory, astronomer S.O. Kepler of Brazil's Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, and a slew of University of Texas colleagues ...

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