Archive: 03/28/2006

Cool nanotechnology can save energy

Huge reductions in heating bills, safer surgery and the next generation of miniaturised computers are among the potential benefits of new nanotechnology developed at Leeds.

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Enzyme inhibitors block replication of SARS virus

The study was conducted by researchers from Scripps Research; the Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; and the National Taiwan University. It is being published today in the journal Chemistry and Biology.

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Riding on a cushion of vapor

When a tiny droplet of cold fluid mixes with a high-temperature solid particle, a vapor layer forms between them, and they never actually touch. Ohio State University researchers have performed the first accurate computer ...

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Sumatra megaquake defied theory

The risks of Sumatra-style mega-quakes around the world have been sorely misjudged, say earth scientists who are re-examining some of the pre-December 2004 assumptions scientists made about such rare events.

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3-D imaging to enable clean energy technologies

Ohio State University researchers have invented a technique to record three-dimensional scans of the gases and solids that mix inside boilers and other industrial processing reactors. Scientists can use the patented technique, ...

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Computer model predicts nanotube breaks

In theory, carbon nanotubes are 100 times stronger than steel, but in practice, scientists have struggled make nanotubes that live up to those predictions, in part, because there are still many unanswered questions about ...

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Asleep or awake we retain memory

Sleeping helps to reinforce what we’ve learned. And brain scans have revealed that cerebral activity associated with learning new information is replayed during sleep. But, in a study published in the open access journal ...

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FEC approves new Internet rules

The Federal Election Commission approved Monday new rules that would specifically deal with paid Internet political ads on Web sites, but excepting most Internet communications including blogging.

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Study: World's seagrass beds are declining

A University of New Hampshire scientist says the world's seagrass beds -- important habitats, food sources and sediment stabilizers -- are disappearing.

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United States plans to build lunar base

The United States is again planning to fly to the moon -- but this time, instead of just a visit, astronauts are to build a permanent base.

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Europeans promote cultural digital library

The European Commission Monday held its first high-level meeting on digital libraries to discuss how cultural heritage can be made available online.

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Leonardo show opens in Florence, Italy

Leonardo da Vinci's famed study of the brain, a self portrait and his famous St. Jerome will be part of a new show about the Renaissance genius.

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Analysis: Return of the Bell epoque?

As Lucent Technologies considers merging with French telecom equipment manufacturer Alcatel on the one hand, and AT&T continues to display its seemingly insatiable appetite to gobble up the competition on the other, it seems ...

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