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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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