Archive: 26/09/2005

How a Zebra Lost its Stripes: Rapid Evolution of the Quagga

DNA from museum samples of extinct animals is providing unexpected information on the extent and effect of the Ice Age as well as the path of species evolution, according to a report by scientists from Yale University, the ...

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Wonder Wedge on Wheels — Braking Without Hydraulics

With its EWB (Electronic Wedge Brake), Siemens is aiming for a revolution in braking system technology for passenger cars. Compared to today’s hydraulic brakes, the EWB is more efficient, responds faster, requires far less ...

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SMART-1 set for more lunar science

ESA’s SMART-1 mission in orbit around the Moon has had its scientific lifetime extended by ingenious use of its solar-electric propulsion system (or ‘ion engine’).

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National Semi unveils 3G ADC converters

National Semiconductor Monday unveiled a trio of new 3-gigahertz analog-to-digital converters (ADC) designed for low noise and miserly power consumption.

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Whale shark secrets finally revealed

Researchers in Belize using electronic tagging on whale sharks have finally solved a marine mystery and discovered where the sharks find food.

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Illegal-drug sales boom from Internet

The Internet's speed, efficiency and convenience has drastically changed the way people work and play over the past decade, but it also has changed the way the underground world works -- or so the Japanese authorities are ...

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