Archive: 17/11/2005

Copper Ridges Nearly Double X-ray Sensor Performance

A series of copper ridges nearly doubles the resolution of experimental X-ray sensors, enabling more precise identification of the X-ray “fingerprints” of different atoms, researchers at the National Institute of Standards ...

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IBM's China-win claim irks HP

For IBM, winning its single-biggest contract in China is something to be immensely proud of, and they are understandably eager to publicize it widely, but rival Hewlett Packard is disputing Big Blue's claim that it seized ...

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Beethoven bones may identify his illness

A possible connection between a strand of Beethoven's hair and exhumed bones may show the cause of the classical composer's illness and genius.

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Study: Connection between music, reading

Researchers at Stanford University say they have made a connection between a person's musical training and their ability to process words.

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Los Alamos contract to be decided soon

The fate of U.S. nuclear exploration is waiting on the Department of Energy to decide who will get a contract to operate Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Cingular's bid for more Internet use

The United States lags behind Europe and Japan when it comes to using cell phones, as U.S. users often are content simply to use their mobile handsets simply as phones on the go. Their European and Japanese counterparts, ...

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Researcher uncovers new gene for fear factor

Rutgers geneticist Gleb Shumyatsky has discovered a gene that controls both innate and learned forms of fear. The gene, known as Stathmin or Oncoprotein 18, is highly concentrated in the amygdala, a key region of the brain ...

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