Archive: 08/1/2005

Moving Closer to the Grand Spiral

An international team of astronomers from Chile, Europe and North America is announcing the most accurate distance yet measured to a galaxy beyond our Milky Way's close neighbours. The distance was determined ...

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Sensor could detect concealed weapons without x-rays

A new sensor being patented by Ohio State University could be used to detect concealed weapons or help pilots see better through rain and fog. Unlike X-ray machines or radar instruments, the sensor doesn't have to generate a s ...

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'Smart' nanoprobes light up disease

Quantum dots programmed to glow in presence of enzyme activity Researchers from Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) have developed a "smart" beacon hundreds of times smaller than ...

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Bacteria, clams thrive in very cold water

The discovery this year of bacteria on the seabed below near-freezing Antarctica waters may be more evidence life is possible on other planets.

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View from Top: Biz VoIP gains momentum

Driven by the pressures to reduce capital expenditures and increase communication features and functionality, businesses are rapidly embracing the adoption of Voice over Internet Protocol phone services to unify corporate ...

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Anti-theft RFID clothing

Electronic anti-theft devices have been installed in vehicles cars for years -- such as the LoJack, which gained fame during countless TV commercials. Soon, similar technology will be used in the clothes you and your children ...

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Nano silver fights infections

Silver nanoparticles could help fight hospital-related infections that afflict 2 million patients and lead to 90,000 deaths in the United States each year, experts told UPI's Nano World.

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German inventors more active in 2004

The number of inventions in Germany significantly increased last year, the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported Monday.

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Noguchi encourages children from space

Japanese children fighting incurable diseases received a message from the Japanese astronaut who has carried their pictures into space on the shuttle Discovery.

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Killer into cure – using viruses to treat cancer

The natural ability of viruses to infect and destroy cells is being used by scientists to kill cancerous tumours, according to an article in the August 2005 issue of Microbiology Today, the quarterly magazine of the Society ...

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Cloth pieces on shuttle may need repair

NASA experts disagree on whether loose "gap fillers," pieces of cloth protruding from space shuttle Discovery's orbiter, could be dangerous during re-entry.

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U.S. scientific papers slip

If current trends continue, the Asia Pacific region might outstrip the United States in scientific papers published by 2011.

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