Archive: 02/22/2006

Crystal to glass cooling model developed

University of Tokyo scientists have discovered why cooling sometimes causes liquid molecules to form disordered glasses, rather than ordered crystals.

Feb 22, 2006
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Hens' teeth not so rare after all

Scientists have discovered that rarest of things: a chicken with teeth – crocodile teeth to be precise. Contrary to the well-known phrase, ‘As rare as hens’ teeth,’ the researchers say they have found a naturally ...

Feb 22, 2006
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3D Navigation System — Even for Off-roaders

Siemens has developed a navigation system with a three-dimensional map display. These true-to-life images of entire streets and intersections make it easier for drivers to find their destinations even in unfamiliar ...

Feb 22, 2006
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High school student finds new protein

A 16-year-old Glenelg, Md., high school student has received a patent for a protein that reportedly might help fight one of the world's deadliest diseases.

Feb 22, 2006
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A Positive Spin

Beams with polarized particles greatly boost the physics output of high energy physics colliders. While it has been straightforward to make polarized electron beams, polarizing positrons is more difficult, ...

Feb 22, 2006
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Good computer interfaces respect the real world, expert says

Before Jeff Hawkins ever started making the original Palm Pilot digital organizer, he prototyped it as a block of wood with fake buttons and a paper screen. To this day the Palm Pilot is a successful design of human and computer ...

Feb 22, 2006
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Another busy hurricane season possible

A La Nina was being watched closely by the U.S. National Weather Service for the possibility it might help produce another busy Atlantic hurricane season.

Feb 22, 2006
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Pennsylvania to issue new mercury limits

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection reportedly plans to order a substantial cut in toxic mercury emissions from coal-burning plants.

Feb 22, 2006
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What is the lifetime of positronium ions?

The positronium ion is the most simply built negative ion imaginable, made of just two electrons and a positron. This exotic combination is unstable: after just a few fractions of a billionth of a second it ...

Feb 22, 2006
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Nanostructures in 3D

Max Planck researchers from Düsseldorf unveil the first three-dimensional electron microscope for examining nanomaterials structure. It is the world’s first electron microscope for simultaneously and ...

Feb 22, 2006
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Taste gene may play role in smoking

Recent research on the genetics of smoking has focused on genes that are thought to be related to nicotine metabolism, personality traits, and regulation of emotions. According to a genetic study just published ...

Feb 22, 2006
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Study reveals secret sex life of fish

Scientists have long thought of deep-sea pelagic fish as nomadic wanderers, but now they suspect the fish may be meeting at ridges or seamounts to spawn.

Feb 22, 2006
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Yak offers unlimited international VoIP

Yak Communications is offering an unlimited international calling plan for its Voice over Internet Protocol telephone customers.

Feb 22, 2006
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Study: DNA may predict criminals' surnames

British researchers say forensic scientists might soon be using DNA from crime scenes to predict the surname of the criminal responsible for the crime.

Feb 22, 2006
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