Archive: 08/10/2004

Mysterious Ring When Star Dies

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the shimmering embers of a dying star, and in their midst a mysterious doughnut-shaped ring. "Spitzer's infrared vision has revealed what could not be see ...

Aug 10, 2004
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Two Fundamental Nanotechnology Problems Solved

The Erwin Schrodinger Prize for Interdisciplinary Research, awarded by the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres, will go to a research team from the Institute of Nanotechnology of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe ...

Aug 10, 2004
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Canadian Team Announces Launch Date For International

The Canadian da Vinci Project Team has notified the ANSARI X PRIZE of its intention to launch its rocket on October 2nd, 2004, marking its official entry in the international, commercially-funded space race ...

Aug 10, 2004
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The 2004 Perseid Meteor Shower is Promising to Be Unusually Good

The annual Perseid meteor shower is coming, and forecasters say it could be unusually good. The shower begins, gently, in mid-July when Earth enters the outskirts of a cloud of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle. Dust-sized meteoroids ...

Aug 10, 2004
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Ultra-Wideband Technology as Early as the Holiday Season

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL) is the first company to receive Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification for its Ultra-Wideband (UWB) communications solution. With this certification, ...

Aug 10, 2004
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Scientists Formulate Intelligent Glass That Blocks Heat Not Light

Soaring air conditioning bills or suffering in the sweltering heat could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to UCL chemists. Reporting in the Journal of Materials Chemistry, researchers reveal they have developed an intellig ...

Aug 10, 2004
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Physicists Help Police with New 3D Hologram Technique

Forging wills and bank cheques could now be near impossible thanks to a team of physicists in Rome (Italy). Writing in the latest issue of the Institute of Physics journal, Journal of Optics A, the scientists ...

Aug 10, 2004
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Integrated Wireless Communication For The Future

Fully integrated worldwide wireless communication has come a step closer with the help of a grant of almost EUR 4 million from the Information Society Technology (IST) Programme of the European Union’s Framework Program ...

Aug 10, 2004
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Dazzling Dunes on Mars

As NASA's Opportunity rover creeps farther into "Endurance Crater," the dune field on the crater floor appears even more dramatic. On the left, an approximate true-color image highlights the reddish-colored ...

Aug 10, 2004
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XILINX RANKS #1 IN FPGA EMBEDDED PROCESSING SOLUTIONS

Latest CMP Media embedded processor survey reaffirms lead with comprehensive portfolio of hard and soft processor solutions for FPGAs Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today reported independent survey results clearly establishing the Xil ...

Aug 10, 2004
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