Archive: 06/16/2005

NASA Successfully Demonstrates Innovative Nanosatellite System

Big things can come in small packages, and engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center are making progress on a tiny spacecraft that holds major promise for future exploration. Work on the volleyball-sized Miniature Autonomous Ext ...

Jun 16, 2005
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Samsung Introduces 'Bluetooth Voice Recognition Phone'

Samsung Electronics is launching a cutting-edge mobile phone that has combined the Bluetooth with the Voice Recognition technology. Samsung Electronics announced that it has released the Bluetooth Voice Rec ...

Jun 16, 2005
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Software Advance Helps Computers Act Logically

Computers just respond to commands, never "thinking" about the consequences. A new software language, however, promises to enable computers to reason much more precisely and thus better reflect subtleties intended by commands ...

Jun 16, 2005
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New NIST Method Improves Accuracy of Spectrometers

Measurements of the intensity of light at different wavelengths can be made more accurately now, thanks to a new, simple method for correcting common instrument errors. The new method, developed by researchers at the National ...

Jun 16, 2005
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Finding the True Measure of Nanoscale 'Roughness'

Straight edges, good. Wavy edges, bad. This simple description holds true whether you are painting the living room or manufacturing nanoscale circuit features. In a technical paper* published in June, res ...

Jun 16, 2005
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Superconducting nanowires show ability to measure magnetic fields

By using DNA molecules as scaffolds, scientists have created superconducting nanodevices that demonstrate a new type of quantum interference and could be used to measure magnetic fields and map regions of superconductivity. Researchers at ...

Jun 16, 2005
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Efficient 'can' lights open opportunities for energy savings

It turns out that the most popular form of residential lighting is generally the most inefficient. So inefficient, in fact, that new building codes in California will effectively limit new installation of incandescent recessed ...

Jun 16, 2005
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Hurricanes to intensify as Earth warms

Warmer oceans, more moisture in the atmosphere, and other factors suggest that human-induced climate change will increase hurricane intensity and rainfall, according to climate expert Kevin Trenberth of the National Center ...

Jun 16, 2005
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Extreme melting event defines Earth's early history

Could Earth have had an even more violent infancy than previously imagined? New isotope data suggest that the Earth not only had a very violent beginning but also point to new information about our planet's chemical evolution. New and ...

Jun 16, 2005
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Hybrids are becoming mainstream

Hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles are rapidly becoming mainstream choices for American consumers, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and HybridCars.com. "The first buy ...

Jun 16, 2005
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