Archive: 05/13/2005

New SanDisk Sansa Mp3 Players

SanDisk Corporation announced the availability of its new SanDisk Sansa e100 series of small, portable digital music players at select national retailers. The new line of MP3 players use embedded flash memory ...

May 13, 2005
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Map of life on Earth could be used on Mars

A geologist from Washington University in St. Louis is developing new techniques to render a more coherent story of how primitive life arose and diverged on Earth - with implications for Mars. Carrine Bla ...

May 13, 2005
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Probing Question: What is a supersolid?

"Imagine you have an orchestra together, but everyone is playing their own tune, until they begin to follow a conductor. In a normal solid, every atom has its own behavior until very close to absolute zero. ...

May 13, 2005
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High-Tech Robot Skin

by Lori Keesey Goddard Technologist Proposes Sensitive Skin Covering for Robots The ballerina gracefully dances on a small stage. She is followed not by a male partner, but by a robotic arm manipulator ...

May 13, 2005
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Plug-and-play storage

For something with no physical properties, information certainly takes up a lot of storage space. And that same intangible asset generates plenty of very real headaches. Businesses of every size know all too well about the ...

May 13, 2005
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Ultra-clean coal to power a greener future

Engineers in Nottingham are developing ultra-clean coal that could make power generation 50% more efficient and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by a third. A team at The University of Nottingham is one of only two in the ...

May 13, 2005
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Do genes exist?

Although 'genes' are still thought of as the basic units of inheritance, new research has shown that scientists themselves cannot agree on what constitues a gene. This lack of consensus is so great that the concept of a gene ...

May 13, 2005
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Humans went out of Africa for shellfish

The lure of a seafood diet may explain why early humans came out of Africa, according to research by the universities of Leeds and Glasgow published in Science this week. Early modern humans in East Africa survived on an inla ...

May 13, 2005
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Function of cancer genes discovered

Dutch researcher Sebastian Nijman has discovered new genes which are involved in the development of cancer. The results of his research have led to a new treatment for patients with an inherited form of cancer, cylindromato ...

May 13, 2005
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No Need To Fly To The Moon For Lunar Soil

It is not necessary to fly to the Moon to get lunar soil even if the sample is required from the other side of this planet. A meteorite originating from the other side of the Moon has recently got into the hands of scientists. ...

May 13, 2005
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First full mosaics of Titan's surface

As the large amount of data collected by the ESA Huygens probe during its descent onto Titan is being processed, new views of this fascinating world become available. The Descent Imager Spectral Radiometer (DI ...

May 13, 2005
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NASA satellite launch rescheduled for May 14

NASA's launch of the NOAA-N environmental satellite for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was postponed for 24 hours.
Launch is scheduled at 6:22 a.m. EDT, Saturday, May 14.

May 13, 2005
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Tiny new control device improves lateral stability of airplane

Engineers at Lehigh University have designed and successfully flight-tested a new control device that a pilot can use to tailor the lateral stability of aircraft. Joachim Grenestedt, associate professor of mechanical eng ...

May 13, 2005
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