Archive: 11/1/2005

Halloween surprise: The Great Galactic Black Widow

Unsuspecting prey be warned! Hiding in the darkest corner of the constellation Circinus is a gigantic black widow spider waiting for its next meal. For decades, this galactic creepy crawler has remained lar ...

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Bacteria build walls to withstand antibiotics

Antibiotic resistant bacteria, which are proliferating in hospitals and causing major headaches for physicians, cheat death by finding ways to fortify their cell walls against the deadly drugs. The question is: how? New res ...

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Mathematicians get a handle on centuries old shape

It has been almost 230 years since French general and mathematician Jean Meusnier's study of soap films - the same kind used by children today to blow bubbles -- led to one of the fundamental mathematical ...

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Intel Launches Next Wave Of Multi-Core Server Platforms

Originally planned for early 2006, Intel Corporation’s first dual-core, hyper-threaded processors for servers with four or more processors started shipping today. The processors deliver record levels of performance and ...

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Worries rise over telecom mergers

The Federal Communications Commission's decision Monday to allow some of the biggest telecommunications groups in the United States to band together may have surprised few, but some industry analysts are already questioning ...

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Neurons change in learning-memory process

University of Texas-Austin neuroscientists say they have observed large-scale changes across neuron dendrites during learning and memory processing.

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IBM Unveils New Dual-Core X3 Servers

IBM is upgrading its X3 Architecture-based family of servers with the introduction today of new, dual-core systems based on the dual-core Intel Xeon processor 7000 sequence, formerly code named "Paxville MP." X3 Architecture-based ...

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Monkey Math Machinery is Like Humans'

Monkeys have a semantic perception of numbers that is like humans’ and which is independent of language, Duke University cognitive neuroscientists have discovered. They said their findings demonstrate that the neural mechanism ...

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Researchers target silicon chips for biomolecular devices

Arizona State University researchers in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering are key contributors to an $11.7 million, multicollaborative Defense Advanced Research Project Agency research project developing novel hybrid ...

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Is there life on Mars?

An international team of scientists including the University of Leeds' Liane Benning have successfully trialled techniques to search for life on Mars. Their findings - microbes deep within ice-filled volcanic tubes - reveal ...

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