Archive: 12/21/2004

Aging Universe May Still Be Spawning Massive Galaxies

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer has spotted what appear to be massive "baby" galaxies in our corner of the universe. Previously, astronomers thought the universe's birth rate had dramatically declined and only s ...

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Hydrated Electrons Can Take More Than One Guise

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory appear to have settled a long-standing scientific question about water clusters – aggregates of water molecules that feature ...

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Researchers find PDAs okay with pacemakers

With the dynamic evolution of wireless technology, Mayo Clinic researchers have been concerned about the potential effects of electromagnetic interference on heart pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. In ...

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Nanotubes form along atmoic steps

The Weizmann Institute of Science today announced that a research group headed by Dr. Ernesto Joselevich has developed a new approach to create patterns of carbon nanotubes by formation along atomic steps on sapphire surfaces. ...

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Scientists show how proteins beat the evolutionary stakes

Evolution is something of a gamble: in order to stay a step ahead of a shifting environment, organisms must change or risk extinction. Yet the instrument of this change, mutation, carries a serious threat: mutations are hundreds ...

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Cassini Huygens Misson: Last Phase

The NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini Huygens mission to Saturn, which has already delivered stunning images and data of the ringed planet following insertion into the Saturnian system on 1st July this year, is poised to enter ...

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Patent in Non-Thermal Plasma Technology

Recently, a patent for a segmented electrode capillary discharge, non-thermal plasma apparatus and the process for promoting chemical reactions (plasma reactor) was awarded to Dr. Christos Christodoulatos, director the C ...

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NVIDIA PureVideo Brings Home-Theater Quality Video to Your PC

NVIDIA Corporation announced NVIDIA PureVideo technology, a combination of hardware and software technologies designed to raise the bar on the video capabilities of today's desktop and notebook PCs. The addition of PureVideo ...

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New Technology Makes Possible Mars Webcam, Battlefield Lasers

It would be a planetary scientist's dream to peer through the eyes of a distant rover’s lenses in real-time, looking around an alien landscape as if she were actually on the planet's surface, but current radio transmitters ...

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Researchers Find Way To Make Internet Video More Appealing

Jay Leno’s comedy routines are helping to advance technologies for distance learning on the Internet. Ohio State University engineers are using video recordings of Leno and other TV personalities to test software that tra ...

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Wal-Mart Offers $498 Linux Laptop

Walmart.com has released the $498 Balance laptop, which runs the Linux-based operating system Linspire. The laptop comes fully equipped with the operating system, Internet suite, and Microsoft-file compatible office suite, ...

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'Attentive' cubicles help workers focus in busy offices

An "attentive" office cubicle that blocks noise and visual distractions when you're trying to work, and then opens communication channels when you’re ready to socialize, is just one of the innovative new ...

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Korea Develops High-Resolution Satellite Camera

Korea has developed an ultra-resolution camera that can recognize a moving vehicle at an altitude of 685 kilometers above the ground, according to the Chosunilbo. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute said on Sunday that ...

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