Archive: 01/20/2005

Scientists find evidence of electrical charging of nanocatalysts

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Technical University Munch have discovered evidence of a phenomenon that may lead to drastically lowering the cost of manufacturing of materials from plastics to fertilizers. ...

Jan 20, 2005
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Key Molecule in Plant Photo-Protection Identified

Another important piece to the photosynthesis puzzle is now in place. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California at Berkeley have ...

Jan 20, 2005
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DuPont Electronic Materials Keep Mars Rovers Going One Year

One year to the month after Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars, the Rovers are still roaming the planet, sending back crystal-clear images of the Martian surface. Their durable parts help keep them going, enabled by DuPont ...

Jan 20, 2005
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Radically-Designed Skates Improve Performance

This spring, California-based LandRoller will introduce the first major innovation in skating in over 25 years. Its radical new skate design cranks up performance to take skaters to places – and surfaces ...

Jan 20, 2005
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Universal Display to Develop Novel Smart Windows

Universal Display Corporation, a leading developer of organic light emitting diode (OLED) for flat technologies for flat panel displays, lighting and other opto-electronic applications, announced today a $130,000 cooperati ...

Jan 20, 2005
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Researchers Discover Fat Gene

UCLA/VA scientists have identified a new gene that controls how the body produces and uses fat. Called lipin, the gene may provide a new target for therapies to control obesity, diabetes and other weight-related disorders. ...

Jan 20, 2005
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Sinking coastline may precede large subduction zone quakes

Some massive earthquakes like the one that generated the recent tsunami in South Asia are preceded by slight sinking along nearby coastlines two to five years before the rupture, according to a new study by scientists from ...

Jan 20, 2005
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Intel Accelerating Virtualization Effort

Intel Corporation is accelerating its broad industry efforts to deliver enhanced virtualization capabilities — codenamed Vanderpool — for Intel®-based clients and servers. The company has released its preliminary Vanderpool ...

Jan 20, 2005
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When the Tongue Slips, the Eyes Have It

How is it that we can look at a door and accidentally call it a window or call a shovel a rake? When people mislabel objects, they often blame themselves for rushing their words or not paying attention. But research at the ...

Jan 20, 2005
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Sensor System to Gauge Effects of Cosmic Rays on Lunar Explorers

Boston University Professor Harlan Spence recently joined five other space scientists at Goddard Space Center in Greenbelt, Maryland to discuss their participation in NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) program. Spence lea ...

Jan 20, 2005
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Tutankhamun Examined in a CT Scanner

Siemens experts have been examining the mummified remains of the pharaoh Tutankhamun in a CT scanner - with unprecedented precision. Together with the Egyptian chief archaeologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass, they want ...

Jan 20, 2005
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Linguistics may be clue to emotions

Words may be a clue to how people, regardless of their language, think about and process emotions, according to a Penn State researcher. "It has been suggested in the past that all cultures have in common a small number of ...

Jan 20, 2005
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