Archive: 12/20/2004

Oxford NanoScience Sells First 3D Atom Probe to China

The first commercial 3 Dimensional Atom Probe (3DAP) has been sold into the People's Republic of China. This milestone purchase of an instrument which brings a unique approach to materials characterisation, has been made ...

Dec 20, 2004
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Tegal Awarded Key Patent For New Magnetron Sputter Source

New sputter source represents break through in target efficiency - provides significant cost savings to chip manufacturers Tegal Corporation announced that it has been granted United States Patent, No. 6,783,638 for the ...

Dec 20, 2004
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SAMSUNG Electronics Regains No. 1 Spot in LCD Market

Samsung Electronics regained the No. 1 position in the global liquid crystal display (LCD) market last month from LG.Philips LCD, according to the Texas-based display market research firm, DisplaySearch. The electronics gian ...

Dec 20, 2004
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New 42-Inch Pioneer Plasma Display

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. announced today the expansion of its family of commercial-use plasma displays, with the PDP-424MV enhanced definition plasma display. This new plasma joins the high definition ...

Dec 20, 2004
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Space Station Crew Gets Ready for Christmas

The Expedition 10 crew is spending this week getting ready for the Christmas arrival of resupply spacecraft, while continuing research and maintenance activities aboard the International Space Station. Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Enginee ...

Dec 20, 2004
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The pocket laboratory

Made in Germany, the world’s first fully electric biochip can quickly, reliably and automatically detect pathogens or residual traces of antibiotics. For this development, the president of the Federal Republic awarded the ...

Dec 20, 2004
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Cassini Shows Before and After Look at Titan

Cassini's second close flyby of Titan completes a 'before' and 'after' look at the fuzzy moon and provides the first direct evidence of changing weather patterns in the skies over Titan. Cassini has found Titan's ...

Dec 20, 2004
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Energy-efficient house a wish come true for Santa

Christmas costs can make us all a bit less jolly, but there are a number of ways even Ole St. Nick can save money throughout the year and help offset the high cost of the holiday. For openers, the Clauses could live in ...

Dec 20, 2004
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High-flying observatory reveals land changing to desert

Using advanced remote-sensing techniques from a U-2 surveillance plane and field studies, scientists from the Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology have for the first time determined large-scale ...

Dec 20, 2004
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Scientists build nanoscale 'jigsaw' puzzles made of RNA

Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, working at the leading edge of bionanotechnology, are using assembly and folding principles of natural RNA, or ribonucleic acid, to build beautiful ...

Dec 20, 2004
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