Archive: 01/26/2006

Mystery of metallic glass is cracked

Using state-of-the-art lab techniques and powerful computer simulations, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered how atoms pack themselves in unusual materials known as metallic glasses. Their findings should ...

Jan 26, 2006 4.5 / 5 (42) 0

Ethanol can replace gasoline with big energy savings

Putting ethanol instead of gasoline in your tank saves oil and is probably no worse for the environment than burning gasoline, according to a new analysis by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. ...

Jan 26, 2006 4.7 / 5 (56) 0

Is Singtel hanging up on India?

The India telecom sector was abuzz with reports that Singtel may be selling out of India ever since October when Vodafone acquired a smallish stake in Bharti Tele-Ventures for a huge $1.5 billion. But if the latest moves ...

Jan 26, 2006 3 / 5 (1) 0

Strong sales not leading to mobile profits

Mobile-phone manufacturers are finding that global demand for handsets is almost insatiable, as consumers in wealthy countries flock to update their phones with the latest multi-functioning products, while those in poorer ...

Jan 26, 2006 4 / 5 (2) 0

Ion beams might one day fight cancer tumors

Nonsurgical cancer therapy that destroys tumors but leaves healthy surrounding tissue intact could be available at every hospital if research reported this week in the journal Nature eventually comes to fruition.

Jan 26, 2006 4 / 5 (9) 0