Archive: 02/24/2005

World's First HTPS LCD Panel Using Inorganic Alignmnet Layer

Representing the latest technology in precise liquid crystal alignment, Sony Corporation announced today the successful development of the world's first HTPS LCD panel for front projector TV sets, has increased ...

Feb 24, 2005
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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 ...

Feb 24, 2005
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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 ...

Feb 24, 2005
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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. ...

Feb 24, 2005
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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 ...

Feb 24, 2005
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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 ...

Feb 24, 2005
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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 ...

Feb 24, 2005
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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 ...

Feb 24, 2005
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