Archive: 02/09/2005

Nanomechanical device bridges classic and quantum physics

Nanotechnology leapt into the realm of quantum mechanics this past winter when an antenna-like sliver of silicon one-tenth the width of a human hair oscillated in a lab in a Boston University basement. With two sets of protrusions, ...

Feb 09, 2005
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Cassini Spacecraft Witnesses Saturn's Blues

Colorful new images from the Cassini spacecraft show that Saturn's northern hemisphere has a case of the blues. In the first image, the icy moon Mimas is set against a dazzling and dramatic portrait of Saturn's ...

Feb 09, 2005
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Sun's UltraSPARC IV Processor-based Servers Set 14 World Records

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced new industry-leading results with its Sun Fire UltraSPARC IV-based servers running SPECweb99_SSL for secure web-based applications and Linpack for high performance computing. ...

Feb 09, 2005
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World's Smallest 2.0µm-Pixel MOS Image Sensor

Panasonic, the leading brand by which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is known, today announced the development of the world's smallest image sensor. The revolutionary MOS image sensor has only 2.0 × 2.0 μm ...

Feb 09, 2005
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Key Details of the Cell Chip

Innovative Design Delivers More Than 10 Times the Performance of the Latest PC Processors At the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), IBM, Sony and Toshiba for the first time disclosed in detail the breakt ...

Feb 09, 2005
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First measurement of Titan’s winds from Huygens

Using a global network of radio telescopes, scientists have measured the speed of the winds faced by Huygens during its descent through the atmosphere of Titan. This measurement could not be done from space because of a configuration problem with one ...

Feb 09, 2005
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Tiny Brown Dwarf's Disk May Form Miniature Solar System

Using the Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of astronomers led by Kevin Luhman (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) has discovered a protoplanetary disk around a surprisingly low-mass brown dwarf. This remarkable finding ...

Feb 09, 2005
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World's first NFC enabled mobile product for contactless payment

Nokia today introduced a new product for secure mobile contactless payments and ticketing. The world's first Near Field Communications (NFC) product for payment and ticketing will be an enhanced version of the already announced ...

Feb 09, 2005
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