Archive: 07/14/2005

Shuttle Launch: Analysis Continues, Date Unclear

Space Shuttle Program Deputy Manager Wayne Hale has announced more troubleshooting is necessary to determine why an Engine Cut-Off sensor gave intermittent readings during Wednesday's attempted launch of Space ...

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Professor examines processes in Soviet Union's formation

Fall 1991 found Francine Hirsch entering the Ph.D. program in history at Princeton, just as unprecedented change was unfolding in the former Soviet Union. It certainly was an exciting time to be a graduate student. Watching the ...

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Canada joins U.S. EPA program

Canada Thursday became the 16th nation to join the U.S. EPA's Methane to Markets Partnership to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane.

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Chip Industry Entering New Era

In a keynote speech today at SEMICON West, Texas Instruments executive and SIA representative to the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) Roadmap Committee, Dr. Bob Doering, will discuss critical issues ...

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Videophoning: Live on Television from Your Living Room

In the future, quiz show contestants will be able to use a UMTS cell phone to participate in game shows from any location. Siemens and Grundy Light Entertainment have thus created a completely new possibility ...

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Nanoscale Fiber Optics

Lipid membranes as molds for doped cadmium chloride nanowires with light-conducting properties One-dimensional nanoscopic structures such as nanowires are important building blocks for future miniature opto-electronic compo ...

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IBM Announces New CMOS Image Sensor Foundry Offering

IBM today announced the availability of technology and manufacturing services for complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors for use in camera-phones, digital still cameras and other consumer products. The ...

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Laser to be used to analyze Mars' soil

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists say they plan to use lasers on Martian soil to help speed the search for life and water on that planet.

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Nano-graphite may store H2 gas

Graphite films only nanometers or billionths of a meter thick could help store hydrogen in an inexpensive, easily manufactured, lightweight and nontoxic manner, an international team of scientists told UPI's Nano World.

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Online service to offer movies before DVD

Revelations Entertainment, an independent Hollywood movie distributor, has formed a new online movie service called ClickStar, which will offer a limited selection of downloadable movies before they are released on DVD.

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Apple's stellar earnings might not last

Apple's robust earnings report for the latest quarter surprised few, given the runaway success of its ubiquitous iPod, yet there already is concern sales of the digital music devices will not suffice to keep Apple growing ...

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