Archive: 02/17/2005

Galaxy Clusters Formed Early

Only one billion years after the Big Bang, clusters of galaxies were already forming. This discovery pushes back the age of the youngest known galaxy cluster by a third, and shows that the largest astronomical ...

Feb 17, 2005 3.7 / 5 (3) 0

Robots that walk like humans

Three independent research teams, including one from MIT, have built walking robots that mimic humans in terms of their gait, energy-efficiency, and control. The MIT robot also demonstrates a new learning system ...

Feb 17, 2005 3.8 / 5 (8) 0

SRAM technology with 0.8V operation voltage

Hitachi, Ltd.and Renesas Technology Corp. announced that they have developed low-voltage embedded SRAM technology for SoC's (system-on-a-chip) beyond the 90-nm process node. Using new circuit techniques, the power lines of ...

Feb 17, 2005 2.1 / 5 (7) 0

The Oldest Homo sapiens

When the bones of two early humans were found in 1967 near Kibish, Ethiopia, they were thought to be 130,000 years old. A few years ago, researchers found 154,000- to 160,000-year-old human bones at Herto, Ethiopia. ...

Feb 17, 2005 2.3 / 5 (3) 1

Giant Crater on Titan

A giant impact crater the size of Iowa was spotted on Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during Tuesday's Titan flyby. Cassini flew within 1,577 kilometers (980 miles) of Titan's surface ...

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Small is Different

Years ago, when Uzi Landman and his colleagues set out to uncover some of the rules that govern why a non-reactive metal like gold acts as a catalyst when it is in nanoclusters only a few atoms in size, they ...

Feb 17, 2005 5 / 5 (1) 0