Archive: 06/20/2006

Seismic shock absorbers for woodframe houses

As part of a major international project to design more earthquake-resistant woodframe buildings, an engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be testing a damping system designed to act as a seismic ...

Jun 20, 2006
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Finding a short circuit before it finds you

A preemptive spark lasting for nanoseconds that helps find potentially dangerous short circuits hidden in the miles of wiring behind the panels of aging commercial airliners has been patented by Sandia National ...

Jun 20, 2006
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Researchers Set Speed Record for Silicon-Based Chips

A research team from IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology has demonstrated the first silicon-germanium transistor able to operate at frequencies above 500 GHz. Though the record performance was attained ...

Jun 20, 2006
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Appalachians more likely to be obese

U.S. scientists say members of rural Appalachian households who lack access to good food or experience hunger are more likely to be obese and have diabetes.

Jun 20, 2006
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