Archive: 10/23/2007

Researchers improve memory devices using nanotech

Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Nanoionics (CANi) has a new take on old memory, one that promises to boost the performance, capacity and battery life of consumer electronics from digital cameras to laptops. ...

dateOct 23, 2007 in Nanophysics
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Study: cannabis a double-edged sword

A new neurobiological study has found that a synthetic form of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis, is an effective anti-depressant at low doses. However, at higher doses, the effect reverses itself and can actually worsen ...

dateOct 23, 2007 in Other
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Researchers probe undersea earthquake zone

Over the next five years, an international team of scientists will drill deep into the Earth's crust off the shore of Japan to understand how undersea earthquakes are generated and to establish a series of permanent undersea ...

dateOct 23, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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To Catch a Galactic Thief

On Earth, thieves steal everything from diamonds to art to bags full of money. In space, gas - fuel for making stars - is a commodity worth the price of theft.

dateOct 23, 2007 in Astronomy
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Bus scheduling algorithm picks up the slack

A prizewinning paper by a USC Viterbi School engineer elegantly solves a basic transit scheduling problem, potentially meaning shorter waits and faster trips for riders.

dateOct 23, 2007 in Other
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Secret lives of two elements uncovered

Unexpected differences recently discovered between the elements niobium and tantalum may lead to more optimized electronic materials and photocatalysts.

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Balancing act protects vulnerable cells from cancer

When a cell loses some of its weapons to fight cancer, it can still look healthy and act normally — if not forever, at least for a while. In research published in the October 15 issue of Cancer Cell, Rockefeller Univer ...

dateOct 23, 2007 in Cancer
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