Archive: 05/2/2006

Peeking Behind Venus' Veil

A camera visiting Venus, onboard the Venus Express spacecraft, has sent back its first pictures of the planet. The "Venus Monitoring Camera", developed at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research ...

dateMay 02, 2006 in Space Exploration
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BabyBot takes first steps

BabyBot, a robot modelled on the torso of a two year-old child, is helping researchers take the first, tottering steps towards understanding human perception, and could lead to the development of machines ...

dateMay 02, 2006 in Consumer & Gadgets
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World-leading microscope shows more detail than ever

A unique 3-dimensional microscope that works in a new way is giving unprecedented insight into microscopic internal structure and chemical composition. It is revealing how materials are affected, over time, by changes in ...

dateMay 02, 2006 in
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Learning the language of DNA

An international consortium of scientists, including a team from The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), is a step closer to the next generation of treatments to combat disease, after publishing ...

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Telecom reform boosts vid franchising

A rewrite in the Senate of the Telecommunications Act is under way, pushed by Monday's introduction of draft bill S. 26868, known as the Communications, Consumer's Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006, from Senate ...

dateMay 02, 2006 in Telecom
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Nano World: Water for denser nano-memory

Water and electronics ordinarily do not mix, but water fragments might help control memory bits in electronics only nanometers or billionths of a meter in size, potentially leading to simpler, incredibly dense computer data-storage ...

dateMay 02, 2006 in Nanophysics
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