Archive: 02/09/2006

mPhase demonstrates first working nanobattery prototype

mPhase Technologies and Lucent Technologies Bell Labs today reported that their jointly developed nano-based "smart" battery prototype has proven it can store and convert energy on demand. This practical confirmation of the ...

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Motorola launches mobile-phone pay system

Motorola Wednesday launched a system to allow users to pay money via their mobile phones. M-Wallet allows users to pay for goods and services through their mobile accounts, including downloading gift certificates and collecting ...

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Investigating documents in depth

Keyword searches in text databases are a standard procedure today. Related content in different documents can now be analyzed on numerous levels using the software tool SWAPit. Researchers will be demonstrating at CeBIT how ...

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Culture shapes people's view of winners

Everyone has theories of what it takes to win an Olympic gold medal and now a Stanford University study suggests the theories vary according to culture.

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Immigrants' new U.S. diets may be bad

A University of Illinois study suggests coming to 'the land of milk and honey' can be hazardous to new immigrants' diets and health.

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Structure of a Molecular-Scale Circuit Component

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, researchers have determined the structure of an experimental, organic compound-based circuit component, called a “molecular electronic ...

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Kaboom! Ancient impacts scarred moon to its core

Ohio State University planetary scientists have found the remains of ancient lunar impacts that may have helped create the surface feature commonly called the "man in the moon."

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Biology inspires perceptive machines

Teaching a machine to sense its environment is one of the most intractable problems of computer science, but one European project is looking to nature for help in cracking the conundrum. It combined streams ...

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Better way to desalinate water discovered

Chemical engineer Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, a distinguished professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology and an expert in membrane separation technology, is leading a team of researchers to develop a breakthrough method to ...

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