Archive: 04/28/2005

Ray of light for water industry

Scientists at the University of Aberdeen are developing new technology that uses sunlight to treat dirty water and create electricity simultaneously. The three industrial partners - OpTIC Technium, Yorkshire Water and Sco ...

Apr 28, 2005
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Scientists conclude Earth's energy is 'out of balance'

Using satellites, data from buoys and computer models to study the Earth's oceans, scientists have concluded that more energy is being absorbed from the Sun than is emitted back to space, throwing the Earth's ...

Apr 28, 2005
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'All-optical' switch could advance light-based telecommunications

Duke University physicists have developed a switching technique that uses a very weak beam of light to control a much stronger beam. The achievement could make optical telecommunications devices perform far more efficiently, ...

Apr 28, 2005
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Laser scientist illuminates research in living color

In art, color is information. Just look at a painting by an artist such as Monet: Each uniquely hued brushstroke brings to life a new blade of grass, a leaf, a flower petal, a slice of sky-each a component ...

Apr 28, 2005
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Nano-engineered Powders Tackle Toxic Chemicals

Thirsty grains act fast to clean up messes Composed of magnesium, titanium and oxygen, the toxic-chemical cleaner known as FAST-ACT is unremarkable at first glance. Yet, this new family of powders packs a pu ...

Apr 28, 2005
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Photoemission 100 years after Einstein

In 1921 Einstein won the Nobel Prize not for his work on relativity, but for solving a puzzle that had baffled scientists since 1887 – the photoelectric effect. In one of the three ground-breaking papers he published in ...

Apr 28, 2005
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Apple Upgrades Power Mac G5 Line

New Power Mac Features Dual 2.7 GHz Processors & Mac OS X "Tiger" Apple today unveiled the fastest, most powerful Power Mac G5 desktop line ever, featuring dual 64-bit PowerPC G5 processors running up to 2.7 GHz and inc ...

Apr 28, 2005
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LUCA technologies confirms real-time methane generation

May provide opportunity to convert finite oil resource to long-term production of natural gas Luca Technologies LLC today announced that its researchers have confirmed the presence of a resident, methane-generating community of microorg ...

Apr 28, 2005
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'Wonderful' star reveals its hot nature

For the first time an X-ray image of a pair of interacting stars has been made by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The ability to distinguish between the interacting stars – one a highly evolved giant sta ...

Apr 28, 2005
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Researchers drill historic hole in atlantic ocean floor

Researchers from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) have drilled into sections of the Earth's crust for the first time ever, and their findings could provide new insights about how Earth was formed. Scientists abo ...

Apr 28, 2005
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Setting new standards for broadband Internet

The market for broadband Internet services is expanding rapidly as the advantages of high speed connections are becoming apparent to end users. Companies all over the world are competing to feed this demand by developing ...

Apr 28, 2005
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