Archive: 02/15/2005

Research to make flying more environmentally friendly

Europe’s airplane engine manufacturers are now pooling their resources to make flying more environmentally friendly. In collaboration with some select universities and university colleges they are using millions in financial ...

Feb 15, 2005
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Space ‘eye’ for textiles

An artificial eye developed for Earth observation is now being employed to recognise colour variations in dyed fabrics: a critical element of textile production. This could significantly reduce the 160 million metres of dyed ...

Feb 15, 2005
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Scientists Unlock Secrets Behind Nanotube Formation

Nanotubes are ubiquitous in the world of science. Although several methods for making them exist, little is known about how these techniques physically produce the hollow fibers of carbon molecules known as nanot ...

Feb 15, 2005
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The new mobile navigation system for Java-capable mobile phones

The Siemens Communications and Siemens VDO Automotive Groups have jointly developed a pocket-sized navigation solution for Java-based mobile phones: Siemens Mobile Navigation is a cost-effective solution for entry into the ...

Feb 15, 2005
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First critical parts of giant neutrino telescope in place

Working under harsh Antarctic conditions, an international team of scientists, engineers and technicians has set in place the first critical elements of a massive neutrino telescope at the South Pole. The successful ...

Feb 15, 2005
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How much information is too much information?

Has anyone ever told you during a conversation: “Stop, that`s too much information?” Well University of Queensland psychologists have discovered just how much too much information actually is. Emeritus Professor Gra ...

Feb 15, 2005
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NASA's Twin Mars Rovers Continue Exploration

NASA's Spirit rover found a new class of water-affected rock, while its twin, Opportunity, finished inspecting its own heat shield and set a new martian driving record. The rovers successfully completed their three-month ...

Feb 15, 2005
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Robots That Act Like Rats

Robots that act like rat pups can tell us something about the behavior of both, according to UC Davis researchers. Sanjay Joshi, assistant professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering, and associate pro ...

Feb 15, 2005
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High Power Supercapacitors From Carbon Nanotubes

Supercapacitors that can deliver a strong surge of electrical power could be manufactured from carbon nanotubes using a technique developed by researchers at UC Davis. Supercapacitors are electrical storage devices that c ...

Feb 15, 2005
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Snomipede races to solve the mysteries of life

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the Universities of Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester and Glasgow has been awarded a £3m research grant to develop a new nanotechnology tool which they have called the ‘Snomipede’. The team, led by Professor ...

Feb 15, 2005
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First Next Generation Body Scanner Launched

The first 'next generation' MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) body scanner in the world will be officially launched at Hope Hospital later this week (Friday 18th February). The Achieva 3T MR Scanner has been purchased by ...

Feb 15, 2005
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