Archive: 05/10/2005

Toshiba Unveils Triple-layer 45GB HD DVD-ROM Disc

Toshiba Corporation today announced development of a triple-layer HD DVD-ROM (read-only) disc with a data capacity of 45 gigabytes, 50% more than the 30-gigabyte dual-layer HD DVD-ROM disc already announced ...

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Researcher journeys to the center of the cell

The discovery of a fundamental new route into cells may lead to new methods of drug delivery and to a better understanding of viral infection. Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bio ...

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Shared computing grid cuts data mountains down to size

Although University of Wisconsin-Madison professors Wesley Smith and David Schwartz operate in completely different scientific spheres - one seeking to explore the fundamental properties of matter and the other trying to ...

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China's Wall Less Great in View from Space

It has become a space-based myth. The Great Wall of China, frequently billed as the only man-made object visible from space, generally isn't, at least to the unaided eye in low Earth orbit. It certainly isn't ...

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IBM Acquires Gluecode Software

IBM today announced it has acquired Gluecode Software, a privately held company based in El Segundo, Calif., and provider of software and support services for open source application infrastructure software. Financial details ...

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Despite hurdles, human missions to Mars are in the works

Rovers setting the stage While all the excitement on Mars focuses on the amazing durability and discoveries of two robotic rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, two Mars Exploration Rover (MER) scientists remi ...

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Silicon solution could lead to a truly long-life battery

New devices may provide power for decades Using some of the same manufacturing techniques that produce microchips, researchers have created a porous-silicon diode that may lead to improved betavoltaics. Such de ...

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Chemists adapt casting technique to make ordered nanocarbons

Technique could revolutionize nanoelectronics manufacturing Carnegie Mellon University scientists have harnessed an experimental technology to produce polymer films with long-range-ordered nanostructure and easily convert th ...

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Chandra X-ray observatory catches x-ray super-flares

Planetary protection: X-ray super-flares aid formation of 'solar systems' New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory about the Orion Nebula imply super-flares torched our young solar system. Such X- ...

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