Archive: 18/09/2009

Key DOJ opinion due in Google's digital book deal

(AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department is expected to file court documents that may help determine the fate of a class-action settlement that would give Google the digital rights to millions of out-of-print books.

dateSep 18, 2009 in Internet
shares0 comments 0

Nanotube risk assessment

Italian scientists suggest that we need a much more detailed toxicological approach to hazard assessment before judgement regarding the long-term safety of carbon nanotubes can be made. They outline their results in the International ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
shares0 comments 0

Diamonds are a laser's best friend

( -- Tomorrow's lasers may come with a bit of bling, thanks to a new technology that uses man-made diamonds to enhance the power and capabilities of lasers. Researchers in Australia have now demonstrated the first ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Optics & Photonics
shares1 comments 1

SMOS arrives safely at Russian launch site

After leaving Thales Alenia Space in the south of France on 15 September, ESA’s SMOS Earth Explorer has arrived safely at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia, where it will be prepared for launch on 2 November.

dateSep 18, 2009 in Space Exploration
shares0 comments 0

Reconstruct Mars automatically in minutes

A computer system is under development that can automatically combine images of the Martian surface, captured by landers or rovers, in order to reproduce a three dimensional view of the red planet. The resulting model can ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Space Exploration
shares0 comments 1