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
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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
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Teflon chemical to be altered by 2015

A chemical used to make Teflon will be altered to prevent its release into the environment from finished products or from manufacturing plants.

Jan 26, 2006
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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
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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
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Rain gardens touted as pollution removers

University of Connecticut scientists say properly designed "rain gardens" can trap and retain up to 99 percent of common pollutants in urban storm runoff.

Jan 26, 2006
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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
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Two new lakes found beneath Antarctic ice sheet

The Earth Institute at Columbia University--Lying beneath more than two miles of Antarctic ice, Lake Vostok may be the best-known and largest subglacial lake in the world, but it is not alone down there. Scientists ...

Jan 26, 2006
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New spider is tracked in California

San Francisco Bay-area residents are being asked to help keep track of a new arrival -- the Zoropsis spinimana spider.

Jan 26, 2006
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Internet television finally grows up

At the height of the Internet boom, television companies and Internet startups were promoting the power of using video on the Internet.

Jan 26, 2006
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