Archive: 12/15/2004

Toshiba Brings Perpendicular Data Recording to HDD

According to JCN Network, Toshiba has announced a new breakthrough technology in hard disk drives (HDD) based on perpendicular recording, setting new benchmarks for data density, boosting the capacity of a single 1.8-inch ...

Dec 15, 2004
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NASA Eyes Effects of a Giant 'Brown Cloud' Worldwide

NASA scientists recently announced that a giant, smoggy atmospheric "brown cloud" that forms over South Asia and Indian Ocean has intercontinental reach, and has effects around the world.

Dec 15, 2004
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UA mirror lab to cast first mirror for giant Magellan telescope

The University of Arizona Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory and the Carnegie Observatories of the Carnegie Institution have signed an agreement to produce the first mirror segment for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), ...

Dec 15, 2004
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Assistive technologies for the blind

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, are developing new assistive technologies for the blind based on advances in computer vision that have emerged from research in robotics. A "virtual white cane" is ...

Dec 15, 2004
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New microscope boost for UK nanotechnology research

A powerful new microscope, currently available only in three universities in Europe and the USA, will position Britain as a leading centre for nanomaterials, researchers announce today. The ultra-high performance analytical ele ...

Dec 15, 2004
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Research demystifies quantum properties of exotic materials

International team shows collapse of Fermi volume in quantum critical matters Modern materials science has been a boon for electronics, providing average consumers with palm-sized computers that would have filled a room ju ...

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NASA picks two IU devices to go to Mars

Two of the eight instruments selected to go on a Mars rover have Indiana University Bloomington geologists behind them, NASA announced yesterday. One of the devices will provide scientists with a closer loo ...

Dec 15, 2004
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Mars Rovers Spot Water-Clue Mineral, Frost, Clouds

Scientists have identified a water-signature mineral called goethite in bedrock that the NASA's Mars rover Spirit examined in the "Columbia Hills," one of the mission's surest indicators yet for a wet history ...

Dec 15, 2004
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Nextel and Motorola Announce Innovation of Direct Talk

The Rugged Motorola i315 and i325 Provide a Reliable Back-up Communication System for Public Service Workers Nextel Communications Inc. and Motorola Inc. announced the availability of Direct Talk, a unique service that p ...

Dec 15, 2004
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