Archive: 03/15/2005

Miniature Doughnuts

A matter of capillary action: colloid crystals as molds for nanorings It isn't only prospective bridal couples that are interested in rings; engineers and scientists are also fascinated by the apparently near-magical properti ...

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Mouse adapter for hand tremor sufferers

IBM researchers invent a new assitivecomputer mouse adapter to help hand tremor sufferers use personal computers. It eliminates excessive cursor movement, thereby allowing more normal use of a personal computer. ...

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More reliable and secure telecommunications via the Internet

Professor Anna Brunstrцm, Karlstad University, is heading a research project that will lead to more reliable and secure telecommunications via the Internet. Reliability is an important aspect when telephony moves over ...

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Robot-based system detects life in Chile's Atacama desert

A unique rover-based life detection system developed by Carnegie Mellon University scientists has found signs of life in Chile's Atacama Desert, according to results being presented at the 36th Lunar and Planetary Science ...

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Testing miniature silicon chips

Many activities in our daily lives use products and devices based on silicon chips - from computers and televisions to medical equipment and defense systems. As these products and applications become increasingly complex ...

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Quantum computing: No turning back

The first realizations of 'cluster states' and cluster-state quantum computation are reported in Nature this week (10 March issue, pp169-176). This represents a significant move from theory to reality for an alternative approa ...

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Digital memory enters a new phase

With the recent explosion in the popularity of digital music, digital photography and even digital video, the demand for faster, higher-capacity and cheaper computer memory has never been greater. Writing in the April issue ...

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Neutrino To Be Lucky Catch

Neutrinos released in Switzerland are due to be caught in Italy under the international project OPERA. The system of detectors for identifying these mysterious particles is developed by a joint effort of Russian and Ukrainian ...

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World's Largest Computing Grid Surpasses 100 Sites

Today, the Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid (LCG) project announced that the computing Grid it is operating now includes more than 100 sites in 31 countries. This makes it the world’s largest international scientific ...

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Newly Discovered Pathway Might Help in Design of Cancer Drugs

Johns Hopkins chemists have discovered a new way to sabotage DNA's ability to reproduce, a finding that could eventually lead to the development of new anti-cancer drugs and therapies. The method could enable future doctors to ...

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Ceria Nanoparticles Catalyze Reactions for Cleaner-Fuel Future

Experiments on ceria (cerium oxide) nanoparticles carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory may lead to catalytic converters that are better at cleaning up auto exhaust, and/or to more-efficient ...

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