Archive: 04/21/2006

Nano World: Breath test for breast cancer

Breath tests for breast cancer might arise via pockets only square nanometers or billionths of a meter in size, experts told UPI's Nano World.

Apr 21, 2006
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Yellowpages to launch new mapping system

Yellowpages.com announced Friday that it will launch a next-generation mapping service to include road, aerial and birds-eye photo images.

Apr 21, 2006
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Mobile music a cell-out in India

Partly helped by illegitimate downloads and partly because it has become an outright fad, mobile music is set to overtake legal conventional music in India in the next few months.

Apr 21, 2006
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Apple offers recycling for Mac trade-ins

Apple expanded its computer-recycling program Friday by announcing free take-back and recycling services with the purchase of a new Mac this summer.

Apr 21, 2006
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Mars Express's OMEGA uncovers possible sites for life

By mapping minerals on the surface of Mars using the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft, scientists have discovered the three ages of Martian geological history and found valuable clues as to where life might ...

Apr 21, 2006
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Towards the magnetic fridge

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a material that gives a whole new complexion to the term 'fridge magnet'. When this alloy is placed in a magnetic field, it gets colder. Karl Sandeman and his co-workers ...

Apr 21, 2006
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Semiconductors slow light

'The speed of light' is a byword for the extremes of rapidity: nothing travels faster than light. But Chris Phillips of Imperial College in London and co-workers have found a new way to apply the brakes to light. As Phillips ...

Apr 21, 2006
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A slice of carbon could work wonders with chips

Move over silicon: the hottest new material in electronics could be sitting inside the humble pencil. At the Institute of Physics' Condensed Matter and Materials Physics conference at the University of Exeter on Thursday ...

Apr 21, 2006
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