Archive: 08/11/2004

No Longer Just For Biology, RNA Can Now Be Built Into 3-D Arrays

Biomaterial to be girders for nanoscale construction projects Researchers have coaxed RNA to self-assemble into 3-D arrays, a potential backbone for nanotech scaffolds. These RNA structures can form a wider variety of shapes than double-stranded DNA can ...

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Scientists seal $1 million from NASA to put stem cells in space

As British scientists are given the go-ahead to clone human embryos, two Kingston University researchers have linked up with NASA in the first ever collaboration on space medicine between the United Kingdom and the United States ...

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Sony Flat-Screen TVs to Be Powered by PlayStation 2 Chip

According Nikkei Net, Sony will use the PlayStation 2's CPU chip in a flat-screen TV. Sony plans to take advantage of the PS2 chip's CG capabilities to improve the TV's image-processing capacity and to create a high ...

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Space Station Cameras Capture Video of Bonnie in the Gulf

External television cameras mounted on the International Space Station are capturing video of Tropical Storm Bonnie as it churns in the Gulf of Mexico. The most recent video, captured this morning at 10 a.m. EDT, is available ...

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Water on Mars not easy to find, says Texas A&M researcher

Suspected large lakebeds that once were scattered on the planet Mars have not yet been found, say the research team that operated the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Their work appears in the current issue of Science magazine. ...

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NASA Sends Dextre to Fix the Hubble

NASA has decided to try to save the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope by sending a Canadian-made robot Dextre to fix it, agency officials say. Dextre - formally the Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator - is a ...

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