Archive: 03/2/2006

New nanotech process could increase computer memory

A team of scientists from the Department of Physics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with colleagues from the Argonne National Laboratory (USA) and the Spintec laboratory (Grenoble, ...

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Mars Rover Update Preparing For Another Winter

In a race to collect as much scientific data as possible before the onset of the Martian winter, Spirit climbed to the top of the formation in Gusev Crater called Home Plate and acquired images of the surrounding terrain. ...

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Mars Rovers Robotics Planetary Exploration Atacama Xenobiology

In the March 2006 issue of IEEE Spectrum, staff editor Jean Kumagai reports on what she saw and heard while observing the field team last fall. The researchers come to the Atacama because, more than any other on Earth, it ...

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Virtual reality used to train surgeons

A Case Western Reserve University scientist in Cleveland says he's developing a way to use virtual reality simulation to train brain and heart surgeons.

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New aircraft to study severe turbulence

The nation's newest and most advanced research aircraft is taking part in its first major mission: studying severe atmospheric turbulence.

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Total Solar Eclipse To Be Webcast Live

The Exploratorium said Monday it will produce a live telecast March 29 of a solar eclipse from several locations along the path of totality. The first darkening will occur on the western shore of Brazil, and then will move ...

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Satellites used to track ocean eddies

A new satellite project -- Ocean FOCUS -- is being used to warn oil production operators of warm eddies in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Greenhouse gases from the deep sea

Methane from the bottom of the sea contributes more to global warming than previously assumed. Scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar- and Marine Research investigated a mud volcano located in ...

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Does Titan's methane originate from underground?

Data from ESA's Huygens probe have been used to validate a new model of the evolution of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, showing that its methane supply may be locked away in a kind of methane-rich ice.

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Ausonia Mensa remnant massif

These images, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, show the Ausonia Mensa massif on Mars.

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Software promises more efficient design process

Mechanical engineers at Purdue University have developed software that promises to increase the efficiency of creating parts for everything from cars to computer hardware by making it possible to quickly evaluate and optimize ...

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