Archive: 04/21/2005

Ultra-fast X-ray pulses reveal how a solid melts into a liquid

Using ultra-fast bursts of X-ray light, scientists at the Department of Energy's Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) have observed the dizzyingly fast first steps of a solid melting into a liquid. They reported their r ...

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Data Effort Improves Flow Toward 'Greener' Chemistry

Jeopardy answer: Death Valley and "ionic liquids." Correct question: Where does a little bit of water make a whole lot of difference? Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) rep ...

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Snow Melt Causes Large Ocean Plant Blooms

A NASA funded study has found a decline in winter and spring snow cover over Southwest Asia and the Himalayan mountain range is creating conditions for more widespread blooms of ocean plants in the Arabian Sea. The decrease in ...

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Samsung Develops 4Gb OneNAND Flash for Multimedia Phones

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it has developed a 4Gb OneNAND Flash memory device for multimedia phones, featuring micro-compact dimensions, ...

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Chip-scale refrigerators cool bulk objects

Chip-scale refrigerators capable of reaching temperatures as low as 100 milliKelvin have been used to cool bulk objects for the first time, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology ...

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Researchers Discover New Method to Generate Human Bone

By studying diseases in which the human body generates too much bone, UCLA researchers have discovered and isolated a natural molecule that can be used to heal fractures and generate new bone growth in patients ...

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Switching to chemistry

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have demonstrated a new kind of electrical switch, formed of organic molecules, that could be used in the future in nanoscale electronic components. Their approach involved ret ...

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X-rays shine light on high-intensity gas lamps

An X-ray technique developed by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping to improve the design and energy efficiency of the bright white lights often used to illuminate ...

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Human cells filmed instantly messaging for first time

Cells tugged in one direction sent biochemical signals in the opposite direction in the form of a signature pattern of fluorescent light Researchers at UCSD and UC Irvine have captured on video for the firs ...

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Is it or isn't it? Pentaquark debate heats up

New data from the Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab shows the pentaquark doesn't appear in one place it was expected. The result contradicts earlier findings in this same region and adds to the controversy over whether ...

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