Archive: 01/28/2005

Scientific heart of giant telescope comes together

In the spring of 2005, when the new Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) trains its huge eye on the southern sky for the first time, the starlight it gathers will be parsed and analyzed by an instrument ...

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Miniature Gas Tank

Porous networks of organic Van der Waals crystals can selectively store methane and carbon dioxide Washing powders are generally known to consist partially of inorganic zeolites. These aluminosilicates form porous structure ...

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NASA Research Balloon Makes Record-Breaking Flight

Flying near the edge of space, a NASA scientific balloon broke the flight record for duration and distance. It soared for nearly 42 days, making three orbits around the South Pole. The record-breaking bal ...

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New view of secret space blobs

Most objects in space have been catalogued, numbered and named, but one type of mysterious object has yet to be classified — and they are known simply as ‘blobs’. Blobs are enormous clouds of intensely glo ...

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New lab-on-a-chip can detect heart and gum disease instantly

Someday in the not-too-distant future patients may visit a doctor’s office, provide a sample of saliva or blood, and know in minutes if they are prone to heart disease, gum disease, or cancer. There would be no sending ...

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Chartered Begins Customer Prototyping in 300mm Fab

Fab 7 On Track for 0.13-micron, 90nm Foundry, and 90nm SOI Production in 2005 Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, one of the world’s top dedicated semiconductor foundries, has begun prototyping customer products at ...

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Danish researchers design virtual nano-catalyst

Research offers new opportunities in the fields of renewable energy, pollution control and in the chemical industry. On January 28th 2005 Science features a paper by researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (D ...

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PNY Technologies Verto GeForce 6200 AGP 8X Available Now

PNY Technologies, Inc., today announced its Verto GeForce 6200 AGP 8X graphics cards. Based on the award-winning NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series graphics processing units (GPUs), the Verto GeForce 6200 brings the acclaimed features ...

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Superfluid helium-4 whistles just the right tune

University of California, Berkeley, physicists can now tune in to and hear normally inaudible quantum vibrations, called quantum whistles, enabling them to build very sensitive detectors of rotation or very precise gyroscopes. A qua ...

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Nano paint could boost antiterrorism, rescue efforts

New technology may be used to detect cancer in the first cells to become malignant Night vision technology could become extremely precise thanks to an inexpensive water-based material capable of boosting particles of light in ...

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Molecular Biology Fills Gaps in Knowledge of Bat Evolution

One in five mammals living on Earth is a bat, yet their evolutionary history is largely unknown because of a limited fossil record and conflicting or incomplete theories about their origins and divergence. ...

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