Archive: 07/13/2005

No shuttle launch before Saturday

NASA officials said Wednesday the launch of space shuttle Discovery, which was scrubbed Wednesday, will have to wait until at least Saturday.

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Identifying the 'Signatures' of Protons in Water

Free protons from acids associate with 1, 2 or 3 molecules of water and the structures can be identified by unique infrared laser spectrum signatures, according to a report in Science by Yale professor of chemistry Mark A ...

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A rare bird? Genetic analysis says not so

Efforts aimed at saving one of the world's rarest birds of prey from extinction may be too late, a genetic analysis by researchers at the University of Michigan and The Peregrine Fund suggests. The last rem ...

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Safety light curtains with integral test mechanisms

Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) offers a new range of safety light curtains for protecting personnel and machinery. The Type 2 light curtains from the Simatic Sensors product range perform monitoring functions ...

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Sandisk First to Offer 512-Mb microSD Card

SanDisk Corporation today announced that the microSD specification, which is based on SanDisk's TransFlash card, has been officially adopted by the SD Card Association (SDA). The new microSD card is fully compatible with ...

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ProMOS Debuts First 90nm Silicon with High Yield

ProMOS Technologies today announced that the first pilot lot by 90nm stack technology node at ProMOS 300mm Fab 3 has successfully wafered out with yield above 60%. ProMOS is the very first Taiwan DRAM company to achieve this ...

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Findings bolster link between birds and T. rex

A recent analysis showing the presence of a very bird-like pulmonary, or lung, system in predatory dinosaurs provides more evidence of an evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds. First proposed in the ...

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New Infrared Tool Measures Silicon Wafer Thickness

In the last few years, semiconductor circuit features have shrunk to sub-100 nanometer dimensions, while the size of the thin silicon wafers that these circuits are constructed on has grown from 200 millimeters ...

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Temperature Control Improves NIST X-ray Detector

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed an improved experimental X-ray detector that could pave the way to a new generation of wide-range, high-resolution trace chemical analysis ...

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