Archive: 04/12/2005

Mystery Climate Mechanism May Counteract Global Warming

A new study by two physicists at the University of Rochester suggests there is a mechanism at work in the Earth’s atmosphere that may blunt the influence of global warming, and that this mechanism is not accounted for in ...

Apr 12, 2005
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Revised asteroid scale aids understanding of impact risk

Astronomers led by an MIT professor have revised the scale used to assess the threat of asteroids and comets colliding with Earth to better communicate those risks with the public. The overall goal is to provide easy-to-understand inf ...

Apr 12, 2005
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New Gas Sensors Patterned with Conducting Polymer

A n improved method for depositing nanoporous, conducting polymer films on miniaturized device features has been demonstrated by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Described in ...

Apr 12, 2005
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Duel of the Winds

Powerful winds of two giant stars collide Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope have tracked the motion of a violent region where the powerful wi ...

Apr 12, 2005
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Light Scattering Method Reveals Details under Skin

A new optical method that can image subsurface structures under skin has been demonstrated by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. The met ...

Apr 12, 2005
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Probable Cause Sequences for WTC Collapses Finalized

At a press briefing in New York City on April 5, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) presented its analysis of how the World Trade Center (WTC) towers collapsed after two aircraft were flown into the ...

Apr 12, 2005
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Apple Announces Mac OS X Server 'Tiger'

Apple today announced that Mac OS X Server version 10.4 "Tiger" will be available on Friday, April 29, at the same time as the Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger” desktop version. The next major release of Apple’s award-winning, ...

Apr 12, 2005
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Scientists announce world's most sensitive cancer test

A new way of testing cells for cancer can both diagnose and determine the stage of cancer with just 50 tumour cells Speaking at the Institute of Physics conference Physics 2005 in Warwick today, scientists will reveal a new tes ...

Apr 12, 2005
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Optical computer made from frozen light

Scientists learn to process information with 'frozen light' Scientists at Harvard University have shown how ultra-cold atoms can be used to freeze and control light to form the "core" – or central processing unit – o ...

Apr 12, 2005
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