Archive: 11/16/2005

Magnetic fields revealed in technicolour

Vibrations of magnetization have for the first time been captured on camera by scientists at The University of Manchester revealing a rainbow of colours. For the first time, images of induced magnetic pul ...

Nov 16, 2005 4.4 / 5 (18) 0

From broadcast to broadband

Technology is on the way to use vacant television channels for wireless broadband Internet service, but critics from the broadcasting industry argue that using the channels for unlicensed wireless activity will interfere ...

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The Web: Chinese economy facing IT threats

China's economy continues its incredible growth -- at an annual rate of 27.2 percent -- but the IT infrastructure at all the new offices, research parks and other projects isn't keeping pace and is increasingly imperiled ...

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Research Suggests RFID Is Making A Difference

Preliminary results of a University of Arkansas study for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. showed that the use of RFID technology reduced out-of-stocks by 26 percent. The RFID Research Center, a subunit of the Information Technology ...

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Marathon of Nano-Sprinters

Processive bio-molecular motors, which move actively along cytoskeletal filaments, drive the cargo traffic in cells and in biomimetic systems. A single motor molecule is sufficient for continuous transport ...

Nov 16, 2005 4.8 / 5 (5) 0

Future cars could be fuelled by hydrogen technology

A small CSIRO-developed hydrogen device the size of a domestic microwave oven may be all you need to fuel your car in the future. A team at CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology has developed a s ...

Nov 16, 2005 3.7 / 5 (41) 0

Spitzer Harvests Dozens of New Stars

Just in time for Thanksgiving, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has harvested a bounty of young stars. A new infrared image of the reflection nebula NGC 1333, located about 1,000 light-years from Earth in the ...

Nov 16, 2005 4.8 / 5 (5) 0

Ranks Of 'Environmental Refugees' Swell

Amid predictions that by 2010 the world will need to cope with as many as 50 million people escaping the effects of creeping environmental deterioration, United Nations University experts say the international community urgently ...

Nov 16, 2005 4.7 / 5 (6) 0