Archive: 21/02/2006

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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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 stimuli without ...

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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 the exploration ...

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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.

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