Archive: 03/2/2006

Study: Bronze disk is astronomical clock

A mysterious Bronze Age disk has reportedly been identified by a Hamburg, Germany, scientist as being one of the world's first astronomical clocks.

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Physicist Owen Chamberlain dies at 85

Renowned physicist Owen Chamberlain, who shared a Nobel Prize for introducing the world to antimatter, died Tuesday in Berkeley, Calif., at the age of 85.

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Buzz builds for Microsoft Origami debut

The tech community continued speculating about Microsoft's mysterious Origami Project Thursday following announcement of a release date.

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Nano World: New microphone microscope tip

New microscopic probes resembling mergers between needles and microphones could help speedily measure chemical and mechanical properties of a material or a drug with just one poke, experts told UPI's Nano World.

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Weighting cancer drugs to make them hit tumors harder

Scientists have devised a blueprint for boosting anti-cancer drugs' effectiveness and lowering their toxicity by attaching the equivalent of a lead sinker onto the drugs. This extra weight makes the drugs penetrate and accumulate ...

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Winning postcards from Venus chosen

Venus, as the goddess of beauty, has been celebrated in art and myth for millennia. Now, The Planetary Society and ESA celebrate the imagined rugged beauty of the planet's natural landscape with the winning ...

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Miniature synchrotron produces first light

In 2004 Lyncean Technologies announced the construction of the Compact Light Source (CLS), a miniature synchrotron to produce high-intensity, tunable, near-monochromatic X-ray beams. The Compact Light Source was specifically ...

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Souping Up Superfluidity Calculations

“In quantum mechanics, very seldom do you solve exactly problems involving more than one particle,” explains Massimo Boninsegni, Canada Research Chair at the University of Alberta. Boninsegni and his colleagues, Nikolay ...

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