Archive: 06/12/2007

Toshiba Develops New NAND Flash Technology

Toshiba Corporation today announced a new three dimensional memory cell array structure that enhances cell density and data capacity without relying on advances in process technology, and with minimal increase ...

Jun 12, 2007
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Theory of Physics Explains Human Patterns

Why does a railway network look like a river? Why do the streets of old Rome look like a leaf? Because whether their shape is determined by the interactions of molecules or the choices made by individual humans, all of these ...

Jun 12, 2007
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Rescue Robot Tests To Offer Responders High-Tech Help

National Institute of Standards and Technology engineers are organizing the fourth in a series of Response Robot Evaluation Exercises for urban search and rescue (US&R) responders to be held on June 18-22, ...

Jun 12, 2007
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Study helps preserve Arctic whale, Eskimo subsistence hunt

Research on one of the oldest-living mammals - the bowhead whale - has helped preserve a primary food source for Eskimos in the far reaches of Alaska, and also may provide a useful tool for studying genetic ...

Jun 12, 2007
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Tether Origami

NASA is joining a Japanese team in a space experiment that uses reverse origami to show the way to help keep satellites in their proper orbits, or to return spent rocket stages quickly to Earth.

Jun 12, 2007
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Why an alerted person counts for two

It was already known that people respond faster when prepared. However Dutch researcher Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen has now unravelled the mechanism in the brain behind this phenomenon. Transmitting and receiving neurons synchronise ...

Jun 12, 2007
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Mathematical model improves reactor efficiency

During his PhD project at Eindhoven University of Technology, Dutch researcher Vinit Chilekar developed a mathematical model for the design of a so-called slurry bubble column. That is a reactor for large-scale chemical processes, ...

Jun 12, 2007
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Fruit Bats are not 'Blind as a Bat'

The retinas of most mammals contain two types of photoreceptor cells, the cones for daylight vision and colour vision, and the more sensitive rods for night vision. Nocturnal bats were traditionally believed ...

Jun 12, 2007
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