Archive: 02/24/2005

NASA Astrobiologist Identifies New 'Extreme' Life Form

The end of a scientific journey -- started five years ago in a frozen tunnel deep below the Alaska tundra -- came in January for NASA astrobiologist Dr. Richard Hoover. It proved a long, arduous journey for Hoover and his ...

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NIST Unveils Atom-based Standards

Gaithersburg, MD--Device features on computer chips as small as 40 nanometers (nm) wide—less than one-thousandth the width of a human hair—can now be measured reliably thanks to new test structures developed ...

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Saturn's A Ring has oxygen, but not life

Data from the Cassini-Huygens satellite showing oxygen ions in the atmosphere around Saturn's rings suggests once again that molecular oxygen alone isn't a reliable indicator of whether a planet can support life. ...

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NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Continues Making New Discoveries

NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues making new and exciting discoveries. New findings include wandering and rubble-pile moons; new and clumpy Saturn rings; splintering storms and a dynamic magnetosphere. "For the ...

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Scientists regenerate optic nerve for the first time

New hope for sufferers of glaucoma and spinal cord injuries For the first time, scientists have regenerated a damaged optic nerve -- from the eye to the brain. This achievement, which occurred in laboratory mice and is ...

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Scientists entice superconducting devices to act like atoms

Advance marks progress toward quantum computer made with 'artificial atoms' Two superconducting devices have been coaxed into a special, interdependent state that mimics the unusual interactions sometimes seen in pairs of atom ...

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Regents approve pioneering nanosystems degree

The Louisiana Board of Regents granted final approval Thursday for Louisiana Tech to offer the nanosystems engineering degree program, the first such program in the nation. Tech’s new Bachelor of Science degree program wil ...

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