Archive: 02/22/2006

Robots used to keep Japan's children safe

Getting children safely to and from school is seemingly no easy feat these days, and some local governments in Japan are prepared to make full use of available technology to ensure that students are kept safely out of harm's ...

Feb 22, 2006
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Study: Oceans 70 percent shark-free

An international team of scientists says the absence of sharks from abyssal regions of the world's oceans may mean some species are in danger of extinction.

Feb 22, 2006
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Uneven surfaces conserve fuel

Tiny regular bumps on a surface, such as the wing of an airplane, can substantially reduce total air resistance, and thereby the consumption of fuel. Wind tunnel tests at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, ...

Feb 22, 2006
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Engineers Tackle Nanoelectronics Roadblocks

University at Buffalo engineers are working to solve two significant roadblocks impeding the creation of smaller, faster and more powerful electronic devices.

Feb 22, 2006
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Hubble Confirms Two New Moons of Pluto

Anxiously awaited follow-up observations with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of two new moons around the distant planet Pluto. The moons were first discovered by Hubble in May 2005, ...

Feb 22, 2006
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Methodist Neurosurgeon Makes Quantum Leap on Nano-Level

A neurosurgeon at the Methodist Neurological Institute (NI) is the first to use an enzyme-driven technique to label nanotubes with quantum dots, giving scientists a better way to see single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Feb 22, 2006
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Science class experiment reveals vitamin B12 secret

For decades, scientists have wondered how living organisms manufacture the essential vitamin B12. Now, using laundry whitener and dirt-dwelling bacteria--the everyday ingredients of an undergraduate science ...

Feb 22, 2006
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Researcher simluate characteristics of planetary cores

University of Minnesota researchers Renata Wentzcovitch and Koichiro Umemoto and Philip B. Allen of Stony Brook University have modeled the properties of rocks at the temperatures and pressures likely to exist ...

Feb 22, 2006
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Quantum computer solves problem, without running

By combining quantum computation and quantum interrogation, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found an exotic way of determining an answer to an algorithm – without ever running ...

Feb 22, 2006
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Universities diffused internet technology in mid-1990s

Universities played a unique role in the diffusion of Internet technology in the mid-1990s, according to a paper published in the March issue of the International Journal of Industrial Organization.

Feb 22, 2006
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The Oceans As Carbon Dioxide Sinks Increasing Our Understanding

German and British scientists have studied the ocean off south-western Africa and have discovered that particles are transported to the deep ocean over thousands of years before being deposited on the seabed. This discovery ...

Feb 22, 2006
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