Archive: 09/15/2005

The mechanics of foot travel

With so many silly gaits to choose from, why have we adopted so few? Despite having the bones and muscles to perform a variety of gaits, human beings have developed an overwhelming preference for just two: walking and runni ...

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Intel To Invest $345 Million At Two U.S. Manufacturing Sites

Intel Corporation today announced plans to invest $345 million in two of the company's existing manufacturing sites in Colorado and Massachusetts. The investments will be used to increase the capacity of the wafer fabrications ...

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Satellites Spot Mighty Mississippi – In The Atlantic

Scientists using satellite imagery found that at least 23 percent of the water released from the mouth of the Mississippi River from July through September 2004 traveled quite a distance - into the Gulf of ...

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$10 billion price put on Sound cleanup

Officials say restoring Puget Sound might cost $10 billion and require a public-relations effort to persuade Congress and the public to spend the money.

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Quantum physics predict chemical reactions

Purdue University scientists say chemists trying to predict how complex biological molecules react with others may soon get help from quantum physics.

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Nano radios for microchips

Radios the size of bacteria employing nano-magnets could help microchips wirelessly communicate with one another, experts told UPI's Nano World.

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Rensselaer researchers to study nano springs, rods, beams

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are exploring the potential of nanomechanical systems by making and testing springs, rods, and beams on the nanoscale. They have been awarded a $1.15 million ...

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Life's origins were easier than was thought

An international team of scientists, leaded by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona researchers, has discovered that RNA early molecules were much more resistant than was thought until now. According to the conclusions of the ...

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Hubble Catches Scattered Light From The Boomerang Nebula

The Hubble Space Telescope has "caught" the Boomerang Nebula in these new images taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys. This reflecting cloud of dust and gas has two nearly symmetric lobes (or cones) ...

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The Galactic Centre Region

In an article to be published in the Astrophysical Journal, Belanger et al. present the results of a detailed analysis of approximately 1900 hours of observations of the galactic centre, obtained with Integral since the launch ...

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