Archive: 06/09/2005

Spectacular Day of the Comet

After a voyage of 173 days and 268 million miles, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft will get up-close-and-personal with comet Tempel 1 on July 4. The first of its kind, hyper-speed impact between space-borne ...

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Are gender differences predetermined?

In the Vienna of 1924, Sigmund Freud wrote, "Anatomy is destiny." Fast-forward to the 21st century culture of genome-mapping, Web-surfing and gender-bending. How well, we might ask, is Freud's famous dictum holding up? When ...

Jun 09, 2005 3.8 / 5 (9) 0

Researchers see electron waves in motion for first time

New imaging technique - a trillion times faster than conventional techniques - advances field of plasmonics, could lead to better semiconductors Both the ancient art of stained glass and the cutting-edge field of plasmonics r ...

Jun 09, 2005 5 / 5 (2) 0

An environment-friendly rechargeable battery

A high performance rechargeable NiZn battery offers a viable alternative to hazardous NiCd cells While researching a new rechargeable battery for electric scooters, French and Spanish partners in EUREKA project NITIN SCOOTER ...

Jun 09, 2005 4.3 / 5 (11) 0

Ultra-fast Movies of the Sky

British scientists have opened a new window on the Universe with the recent commissioning of the Visitor Instrument ULTRACAM on the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. ...

Jun 09, 2005 3 / 5 (1) 0

High-power high-brightness diode lasers

On the occasion of the laser trade fair "Laser 2005" in Munich, the Berlin-based research institution Ferdinand-Braun-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) presents novel high-power high-brightness diode lasers. These ...

Jun 09, 2005 1 / 5 (1) 0

How the Brain Learns to See

Most of us don’t have much trouble recognizing what we see. Whether it is a face in a crowd, a bird in a tree, or papers on a desk, our brains expertly distinguish the target from the clutter. It is a simple skill most ...

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