Archive: 10/24/2005

No winner in 'space elevator' competition

It sounds like science fiction, but a competition was held during the weekend for the design of a "space elevator." A three-day competition at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., ended Sunday, but with no ...

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Disney to encrypt Oscar screener DVDs

Walt Disney Company is reportedly set to announce a deal to encrypt the DVDs it sends to the people who nominate people and pictures for Academy Awards.

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Road to greener chemistry paved with nano-gold

The selective oxidation processes that are used to make compounds contained in agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and other chemical products can be accomplished more cleanly and more efficiently with gold nanoparticle catalysts, ...

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Networking: R&D going global

R&D in networking hardware and software is accelerating, as several new development projects have been announced this month in Bangalore and Pune, India, and at least one foreign firm has located operations in the United ...

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South Korea leads in funding R&D

South Korea had the most spectacular 2004 annual growth in research and development investment -- 40 percent -- among the world's top 1,000 companies.

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The car that makes its own fuel

A unique system that can produce Hydrogen inside a car using common metals such as Magnesium and Aluminum was developed by an Israeli company. The system solves all of the obstacles associated with the manufacturing, ...

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Bringing handheld mobile digital video broadcasting to reality

The new standard for broadcasting digital video to future mobile phones, PDAs and laptops, DVB-H, is now almost complete. The next step is to begin testing the technology, and here the INSTINCT project will continue its key ...

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