Archive: 05/26/2005

Naked carbon/oxygen stars linked to gamma-ray bursts

Observations by two of the world's largest telescopes provide strong evidence that a peculiar type of exploding star may be the origin of elusive gamma-ray bursts that have puzzled scientists for more than 30 years. A tea ...

May 26, 2005
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Study Suggests Deadlines Intensify Emotions

Amateur observers and scholars alike have remarked that older people often have more intense and complex emotional lives than their younger cohort. What accounts for the difference, wondered psychologist Ursina Teuscher: ...

May 26, 2005
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Intel unveils two new platforms for home and office PCs

Intel Corporation today unveiled two new platforms for home and office PCs. The new platforms, which combine key hardware and software technologies, are designed to provide consumers the ability to do more ...

May 26, 2005
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Argonne to study fuel cell catalysts

Argonne National Laboratory will receive $3 million over three years for basic science studies that may lead to improved catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells.

May 26, 2005
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New opportunities from old chemistry in surface science

Some century-old chemistry could have a strong impact on important issues in biosensors and other nanotech devices, according to a Purdue University research group. A team led by Alexander Wei has shown that amines, a lar ...

May 26, 2005
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Solving the Mysteries of Quarks

Particle Physicists are embarking on a new attempt to solve the mysteries of quarks with the completion of the three most powerful supercomputers ever applied to this problem, including one at the University ...

May 26, 2005
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Spam, spam everywhere -- How can we control it?

According to Phillip Laplante, associate professor of software engineering at Penn State Great Valley, the answer as to why spam is omnipresent is two-fold: it's easy to create and distribute, and it's economically advantageous ...

May 26, 2005
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Pushing the Boundaries of High-Temperature Superconductors

A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has revealed a new mechanism that explains why adding calcium to a high-temperature superconductor increases its current-carrying capacity. The findings refute the current exp ...

May 26, 2005
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ATI Leads High-Definition Video Transition On PCs

ATI Technologies Inc. solidifies its PC video and display leadership with the first public demonstration of high-definition H.264 video playback with hardware acceleration on the PC platform. H.264 is the video compression ...

May 26, 2005
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A koala's guide to the treetop buffet

The way that koalas in the wild distinguish between thousands of types of potentially nauseating tree leaves when eating has been revealed by ANU researchers. In the same way that humans learn to avoid foo ...

May 26, 2005
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Duke engineers develop new 3-D cardiac imaging probe

Biomedical engineers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have created a new three-dimensional ultrasound cardiac imaging probe. Inserted inside the esophagus, the probe creates a picture of the whole heart in ...

May 26, 2005
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