Archive: 04/13/2005

Physicists plan quark conference

Physicists from around the world will gather at Madison's Monona Terrace from Wednesday, April 27 - Sunday, May 1, to explore the world of quarks, subatomic particles that represent the frontier of modern particle physics. The mee ...

Apr 13, 2005 not rated yet 0

5.1 Surround Sound for FM HD Radio at NAB 2005

Fraunhofer IIS, Telos, Omnia, Axia, Broadcast Electronics and Bose participate in world-premiere live demon-stration of non-matrixed 5.1 Surround Sound for FM HD Radio. Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and ...

Apr 13, 2005 3.3 / 5 (3) 0

Helping human and robot firefighters work as a team

Imagine a firefighter scrambling through a burning building, searching for survivors of a devastating explosion. Injured people on the far side of a brick wall, but out of reach. However, the partner on the other side promptly ...

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At least part of climate change is man-made

Bonn study shows: Since 1880 climate gases have caused just under half of global warming In the last 120 years the average global temperature has risen by 0.7 degrees. Over the same period the carbon dioxide concentration ...

Apr 13, 2005 3 / 5 (4) 0

Smart plastics change shape with light

Picture a flower that opens when facing the sunlight. In work that mimics that sensitivity to light, an MIT engineer and German colleagues have created the first plastics that can be deformed and temporarily fixed in a second, ...

Apr 13, 2005 2.4 / 5 (17) 0

Breakthrough in stem cell research

In an Australian first, UNSW researchers have developed three clones of cells from existing human embryonic stem cells. The breakthrough could lead to new treatments for diabetes, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury. ...

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Now scientists think you'd be 'roasted' in a black hole

Contrary to established scientific thinking, you'd be roasted and not "spaghettified" if you stumbled into a supermassive black hole. New research being presented at the Institute of Physics conference Physics 2005 in Warwick ...

Apr 13, 2005 3.9 / 5 (7) 1

Early Universe was packed with mini black holes

A research group at Cambridge think that the universe might once have been packed full of tiny black holes. Dr Martin Haehnelt, a researcher in the group led by Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, will present new evidence to support ...

Apr 13, 2005 3.5 / 5 (2) 0