Archive: 22/03/2005

Snake-like robot conquers obstacles

A virtually unstoppable "snakebot" developed by a University of Michigan team that resembles a high-tech slinky as it climbs pipes and stairs, rolls over rough terrain and spans wide gaps to reach the other side. The 26-pound ...

dateMar 22, 2005 in
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Scientists model 'Lord of the Nanorings'

It's possible that no one gets more use out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's PrairieFire supercomputer, than Xiao Cheng Zeng and his collaborators. In the past five years, they have used PrairieFire to model a list ...

dateMar 22, 2005 in
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Big hopes for tiny, new hydrogen storage material

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are taking a new approach to "filling up" a fuel cell car with a nanoscale solid, hydrogen storage material. Their discovery could hasten a day ...

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Noisy Pictures Tell a Story of 'Entangled' Atoms

Patterns of noise—normally considered flaws—in images of an ultracold cloud of potassium provide the first-ever visual evidence of correlated ultracold atoms, a potentially useful tool for many applications, according ...

dateMar 22, 2005 in
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Left-right brain mystery - trail is hot and cold

ANU researchers have developed a new device that could potentially unravel the mysteries of the left and right brain by measuring ear temperature. The device, which may also have medical applications, offers scientists a ...

dateMar 22, 2005 in
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IBM Introduces New Weapons in the Fight against Spam

IBM today introduced new anti-spam technology to help companies reduce the cost and security risks associated with spam and make existing spam filtering solutions more effective. Dealing with spam is costing businesses a ...

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X-Rays signal presence of elusive intermediate-mass black hole

Peculiar outbursts of X-rays coming from a black hole have provided evidence that it has a mass of about 10,000 Suns, which would place it in a possible new class of black holes. The timing and regularity of these outbursts, ...

dateMar 22, 2005 in
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