Archive: 21/12/2004

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 small galaxies ...

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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 unique ...

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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 a crucial ...

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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 Center ...

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Just in time for New Year's: A proposal for a better calendar

No more '30 days hath September, April, June and November' Wouldn't it be convenient if your birthday, Christmas and the Fourth of July -- not to mention most other major holidays -- all fell on the same day of the week, ...

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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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