Archive: 04/10/2006

New environmental chamber aids nano-studies of metal oxides

A new environmental chamber constructed by Argonne's Materials Science Division allows researchers to watch materials as they grow step-by-step while interacting in elevated-temperature, reactive-gas environments. ...

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Obesity: Perhaps not all hot fudge sundaes

University of Pittsburgh scientists say it may not be all hot fudge sundaes and french fries that cause obesity -- it might also be due to brain chemistry.

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National chip has low-jitter video ability

A new video synchronization separator boasts the industry's best "jitter" performance for high-definition applications, National Semiconductor said Monday.

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Networking: Gamers get satisfaction

Special agent Ethan Hunt -- a.k.a. Tom Cruise -- suddenly appears on your mobile phone's color screen. You're being recruited to be a non-official cover intelligence asset. As Hollywood prepares to premiere the third installment ...

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Asia wakes up to digital-music piracy

That hi-tech mobile handset you recently bought, which can do everything from surfing the Net to downloading actual music, may be your latest wonder-gadget, but these cutting-edge handsets are also giving nightmares to Asian ...

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Pastoral care study begins in Australia

University of Western Sydney researchers are conducting the first detailed study of services that tend to the spiritual needs of older Australians.

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'Happy face' crater on Mars

These images, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, show the Galle Crater, an impact crater located on the eastern rim of the Argyre Planitia impact basin ...

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Autism explained by weak brain links

Poor communication between brain areas in people with autism may give clues to difficulties they have in relating with other people, a study has found.

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