Archive: 08/19/2005

Swift Satellite Finds Newborn Black Holes

Scientists using NASA's Swift satellite say they have found newborn black holes, just seconds old, in a confused state of existence. The holes are consuming material falling into them while somehow propelling ...

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'Fold here,' say 130,000 computers

It's already made computations equal to a single PC running continuously for more than 14,000 years. It has 83,000 human members and more than 130,000 machines. It may be among the 20 largest "computers" in the world. It's ...

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GE Global Research Develops ''Ideal'' Carbon Nanotube Diode

GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced the development of an ideal carbon nanotube diode that operates at the "theoretical limit," or best possible performance. ...

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Station Crew Wraps Up Spacewalk

Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA Science Officer John Phillips closed the airlock hatch of the Pirs docking compartment at 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, ending a successful spacewalk on the International Space Station. ...

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New Microprinting Technique Improves Nanoscale Fabrication

Scientists will announce next month a new technique called microdisplacement printing, which makes possible the highly precise placement of molecules during the fabrication of nanoscale components for electronic ...

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View from the Top: Movie downloads

It is no surprise that competitive pricing and increased availability have accelerated the decline of the dialup.

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Ancestors wore shoes some 26,000 years ago

The first supportive footwear came into use in western Eurasia between 26,000 and 30,000 years ago, says a study by Washington University in St. Louis.

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Soyuz Spacecraft To Cost NASA $65 Million

The Russian Space Agency Roscosmos will sell a Soyuz spacecraft, a carrier rocket and launch services to NASA for some $65 million, if the American agency approves the deal, a Roscosmos official told journalists Thursday, ...

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Red Water Sausages

Lying brilliantly at the base of the Space Shuttle on the launch pad is a curious pair of rectangles that look like two swimming pools filled with large red sausages.

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