Archive: 15/04/2009

Microsoft's Zune HD Leaked

( -- It looks like Microsoft's Zune HD player will be a strong competition for Apple's iPod Touch. Uunconfirmed technical specifications of Microsoft's Zune HD player have now emerged and the new portable media ...

dateApr 15, 2009 in Consumer & Gadgets weblog
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Simple new way to analyze sleep disorders

Sleep is such an essential part of human existence that we spend about a third of our lives doing it -- some more successfully than others. Sleep disorders afflict some 50-70 million people in the United States and are a ...

dateApr 15, 2009 in Mathematics
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Red pandas reveal an unexpected (artificial) sweet tooth

Researchers from the Monell Center report that the red panda is the first non-primate mammal to display a liking for the artificial sweetener aspartame. This unexpected affinity for an artificial sweetener may reflect structural ...

dateApr 15, 2009 in Other
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Physicists put a new spin on electrons

In the first demonstration of its kind, researchers at the University of British Columbia have controlled the spin of electrons using a ballistic technique--bouncing electrons through a microscopic channel of precisely constructed, ...

dateApr 15, 2009 in General Physics
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Rice researchers unzip the future

Scientists at Rice University have found a simple way to create basic elements for aircraft, flat-screen TVs, electronics and other products that incorporate sheets of tough, electrically conductive material.

dateApr 15, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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