Archive: 02/21/2006

New gallium nitride film method beats the heat

A team of Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a method for growing crystalline gallium nitride films at lower temperatures than industry standards. By eliminating the higher temperatures and harsh, reactive ...

Feb 21, 2006
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Intel announces technology center in Gaza

Intel, in a partnership with American Near East Refugee Aid, will build a technology center at the Islamic University of Gaza, the firm announced.

Feb 21, 2006
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Undersea microbes active but living on the slow side

Deeply buried ocean sediments may house populations of tiny organisms that have extremely low maintenance energy needs and population turnover rates of anywhere from 200 to 2,000 years, according to an international team ...

Feb 21, 2006
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Well-Dressed Women Get Better Service At Clothing Stores

If women want the best possible service at a clothing store, they had better be looking fashionable and well-groomed before they hit the mall. A new study found that well-dressed and groomed women received the friendliest ...

Feb 21, 2006
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Contamination impact studied in amphibians

Scientists at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory near Aiken, S.C., have found amphibians are exposed to contaminants through maternal transfer.

Feb 21, 2006
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Red knot birds threatened by crab decline

Virginia Tech and New Jersey scientists say a reduction in the number of red knot shorebirds is linked with a decline in Delaware Bay's horseshoe crabs.

Feb 21, 2006
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Nanoscience study shows that quantum dots 'talk'

Scientists who hope to use quantum dots as the building blocks for the next generation of computers have found a way to make these artificial atoms communicate. ...

Feb 21, 2006
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Origin of Galactic X-rays Explained

New Map of the Milky Way Reveals Millions of Unseen Objects Using the most sensitive X-ray map of the Galaxy, obtained combining 10 years of data of Rossi XTE orbital observatory, scientists from the Max Plan ...

Feb 21, 2006
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Modeling Swarm Behavior

The swarming behavior of ants, bees, termites, and other social insects has implications far beyond the hive. Swarm intelligence — the collective behavior of independent agents, each responding to local ...

Feb 21, 2006
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Roving The Red Planet

NASA's Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have been working overtime to help scientists better understand ancient environmental conditions on the red planet. The rovers are also generating excitement about ...

Feb 21, 2006
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Galactic Center Found To Glow Unevenly

An international team of more than 100 astrophysicists said they have detected very-high-energy gamma rays emanating from the huge gas clouds known to pervade the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

Feb 21, 2006
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Kids learn nanotechnology at Nanoworld

Elementary school children across the United States have been learning about incomprehensibly tiny things in an exhibition created by Cornell University.

Feb 21, 2006
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