Archive: 07/21/2005

The supernova that just won't fade away

Scientists have found that a star that exploded in 1979 is as bright today in X-ray light as it was when it was discovered years ago, a surprise finding because such objects usually fade significantly after ...

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One-atom-thick materials promise a 'new industrial revolution'

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a new class of materials which have previously only existed in science fiction films and books. A team of British and Russian scientists led by Professor Geim hav ...

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Physicists create a 'perfect' way to study the Big Bang

Physicists have created the state of matter thought to have filled the Universe just a few microseconds after the big bang and found it to be different from what they were expecting. Instead of a gas, it is more like a liquid. ...

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'Tall' crystals from tiny templates

Achieving a first in the world of novel optical materials, researchers at the U. S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are making 3-D photonic band gap crystals four millimeters square (approximately ...

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Engineers Deliver Robot to Neutralize Remote Explosives

Engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate have rapidly prototyped, developed, and delivered low-cost expendable robots to disable and dispose of improvised explosive devices.

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Baidu decision a win for IPR

Intellectual-property rights scored a small victory Wednesday when state media reported Baidu.com, a Chinese search engine, agreed to remove links to sites selling pirated music.

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Emerging markets pushing cell-phone growth

Cell phones no longer are rare status symbols in developing countries. In fact, mobile-handset manufacturers worldwide should be looking to emerging markets for the bulk of their sales in the near future, an industry analysis ...

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Sighting of rare woodpecker is questioned

Three biologists are questioning a claim by a bird expert of seeing an ivory-billed woodpecker -- a bird believed extinct in the United States.

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Space Tourism: The Road Ahead

When will space flight trips into Earth orbit be as safe and routine as flights on commercial planes today? Michel Van Pelt's 'Space Tourism' looks at the technological challenges that still need to be overcome. Principally ...

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Chief Calls On Congress To Fund Stealth Destroyer DD(X)

Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee's Projection Forces Subcommittee July 19, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Vern Clark strongly urged Congress to fully fund the Navy's next generation destroyer, DD(X). ...

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NASA Announces Deep Impact Future Mission Status

As NASA's Deep Impact flyby spacecraft prepares to execute its sixth trajectory correction maneuver, program managers at agency headquarters in Washington are investigating future options.

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Scientists hear the earth ripping apart

Scientists are using nuclear test monitoring microphones to analyze sounds caused by December's massive Indian Ocean earthquake and resulting tsunami.

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