Archive: 04/13/2006

New system tracks firefighters, special forces

The old technique of using push pins and maps to track troop movements just got a radical new upgrade for soldiers or firefighters in rugged terrains. A group of University of Florida engineering students has ...

Apr 13, 2006 5 / 5 (2) 0

Massive German floods monitored from space

Torrential rain and melting snow caused Germany’s Elbe River to rise to a record high level in northern parts of the country over the weekend, flooding cities and damaging historic town centres. ESA’s ERS-2 ...

Apr 13, 2006 4.8 / 5 (5) 0

Unraveling the mysteries of poison

Researchers from the Max Planck Institite for Biophysical Chemistry and other German and French colleagues have combined magnetic resonance spectroscopy (solid-state NMR) with special protein synthesis procedures to uncover ...

Apr 13, 2006 4.7 / 5 (7) 0

Nanofibers created in orderly fashion

For 72 years, scientists have been able to use electric fields to spin polymers into tiny fibers. But there's been just one problem: Like worms that won't stop wriggling, the fibers tangle randomly almost as ...

Apr 13, 2006 4 / 5 (22) 0