Archive: 07/15/2005

PAS sector continues growth in China

Some analysts warn that 3G may spell the end for PHS/PAS wireless technology, but its low cost to service providers and user affordability has resulted in continued subscriber growth in China.

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WiFi 'vampires' attack

If a squatter moved in next door, and ran electrical extension cords from his living room to an outlet on your patio, you might object to his obvious pirating of your electricity -- because his actions would be obvious.

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UCLA chemists create nano valve

UCLA chemists have created the first nano valve that can be opened and closed at will to trap and release molecules. The discovery, federally funded by the National Science Foundation, will be published July ...

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Shark skin saves naval industry money

Covering ship hulls with artificial shark skin could help ships sailing smoothly. The growth of marine organisms such as barnacles on ship hulls is a major cause of increased energy costs in the naval industry. Shark skin ...

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Watching the birth and death of exotic molecules

Researchers from Korea, Italy, France and the ESRF have just observed how a molecule changes structure after being hit with a short flash of laser light. Thanks to very intense pulses of X-rays from the synchrotron and novel ...

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Sites scouted for MIT a la francaise

The French government is studying several sites for a MIT-style program designed to enhance Europe's scientific standing.

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$2 billion market in nanopore

Sponges with pores only nanometers in diameter could help lead to advanced fuel cells in hydrogen-powered cars, as well as super-coolants to keep perishable drugs fresh and devices to clean out toxins in the body, experts ...

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Green Power from Chicken Litter

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) has successfully demonstrated that chicken litter can be gasified to produce hydrogen and generate electricity using a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). Under a project funded by the U.S. Department ...

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Russian Space Agency To Launch Kliper Project

The Russian Space Agency (Roskosmos) is about to start its Kliper launch vehicle project, the head of the agency told a Moscow press conference Thursday, reports RIA Novosti.

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A Giant Leap Towards The Moon

It was on July 20, 1969 that "Eagle", the lunar module landed on moon and American Astronaut Neil Armstrong took "that one small step" paving way for "a giant leap for mankind".

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Tokyo quake fault line is re-evaluated

A new survey suggests the fault line beneath Tokyo is miles closer to the surface than seismologists realized, Nature.com reported Thursday.

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