Archive: 09/09/2005

NASA may use Hawaiian ash in Mars training

Hawaii's stark volcanic landscape that once served as a training ground for lunar astronauts might soon be a resource for Mars training.

Sep 09, 2005
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eBay's bid for Skype may backfire

Rumors abound that eBay, the world's biggest and most successful online auction house, will buy out Skype Technologies, an Internet-based telecommunications group.

Sep 09, 2005
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The China Yahoo! welcome: You've got Jail!

This week's revelations involving a Chinese journalist sentenced to 10 years in jail for revealing state secrets indicates the weaknesses of human rights and corporate behavior in the virtual world.

Sep 09, 2005
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Report: China may ban some VoIP services

The Chinese government was reportedly on the verge Friday of slapping a ban on some Voice over Internet Protocol telephone service.

Sep 09, 2005
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More space objects are discovered

Three astronomers who in July discovered the solar system's "10th planet" this week announced finding two more objects far beyond the orbit of Pluto.

Sep 09, 2005
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Georgia Tech to Create Photonic Crystal Tools

Photonic crystals, with highly periodic structures that can be designed to control light, have the potential to revolutionize everything from computing to communications. But researchers need more effective and affordable ...

Sep 09, 2005
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Rapid One-Pot Syntheses Developed For Quantum Dots

Efficient and highly scalable new chemical synthesis methods developed at the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics have the potential to revolutionize the production of quantum ...

Sep 09, 2005
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The Einstein Emitter: single photon computer system

One single photon. One solitary quantum pulse of electromagnetic radiation, no more, no less, produced by one single electron, will be the product of a new device under construction by nanotechnologists at ...

Sep 09, 2005
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Nanotechnology for Recovery and Reuse of Spilled Oil

The recent hurricane Katrina disaster has resulted in an oil crisis. Apart from the shortage there are reports of oil spills. Interface Science Corporation has announced that the company is launching its ...

Sep 09, 2005 feature
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Wireless World: Rehnquist's legacy

Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died last Saturday at age 80, may be known to the public as a conservative intellectual, but his rulings influenced much more than just the political landscape of the United States. ...

Sep 09, 2005
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