Archive: 07/14/2005

Extreme Science

Since living conditions in other parts of our solar system are proving to be extreme, scientists searching for extraterrestrial life need to know something about creatures that can survive such conditions. Fortunately, they ...

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Nanoscale systems for early diagnosis

A partnership of scientists from the College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara, Washington University in St. Louis and UC Berkeley have been awarded $12.5 million to develop nanoscale agents to provide early diagnosis and ...

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Finding rough spot in surface measurement

For makers of computers, disk drives and other sophisticated technologies, a guiding principle is the smoother the surfaces of chips and other components, the better these devices and the products, themselves, will function.

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New Sub-Millimetre Light in the Desert

The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) project has just passed another major milestone by successfully commissioning its new technology 12-m telescope, located on the 5100m high Chajnantor plateau in the ...

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Scientists determine how SARS kills

Scientists reportedly have developed a therapy to decrease the extraordinarily high death rate associated with the SARS virus.

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Brain stimulants may become popular

The use of mind-enhancing drugs to boost one's "brain power" might reportedly become as common as drinking a cup of coffee.

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China to launch solar telescope

China has announced completion of its first two space telescopes: a space solar telescope and a hard X-ray modulation telescope.

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Predicting the lifetime of extreme ultraviolet optics

Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) may be the next-generation patterning technique used to produce smaller and faster microchips with feature sizes of 32 nanometers and below. However, durable projection optics must be ...

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Comet Tempel 1 Went Back to Sleep

Astronomers Having Used ESO Telescopes Start Analysing Unique Dataset on the Comet Following the Deep Impact Mission Ten days after part of the Deep Impact spacecraft plunged onto Comet Tempel 1 with the aim ...

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Sides agree on DTV transition requirement

Television and cable-industry insiders have told Congress they are firmly committed to Dec. 31, 2008, as the cutoff date to end TV analog broadcasts, but the two groups are wrangling over a proposed digital must-carry rule ...

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Intel's legal woes unlikely to hurt bottom line

Intel's legal woes continue to mount, but despite the antitrust charges facing the world's largest chipmaker across three continents, most analysts do not expect the company to lose its top spot any time soon.

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U.N.: Effects of bio-tech trees not known

The United Nations says research into the effects of genetically modified trees is inconclusive despite potentially vast applications in the forestry industry.

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