Archive: 28/06/2005

Circulatory system on a chip lets scientists mimic heartbeat

A tiny chip that mimics a circulatory system—right down to the rhythm of a human heart beat—could be an invaluable tool in understanding the causes of cardiovascular disease and developing drug therapies. The system of ...

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Life detection instrument passes key test on road to Mars

The dry, dusty, treeless expanse of Chile's Atacama Desert is the most lifeless spot on the face of the Earth, and that's why Alison Skelley and Richard Mathies joined a team of NASA scientists there earlier this month. The ...

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Fast Network for Use on Trains and Planes

Business travelers on the go want to use the same state-of-the-art communication options they can access in their offices and at home. That’s why Siemens has developed solutions to meet this demand and is offering the technologies ...

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Unveiling the high energy Milky Way reveals 'dark accelerators'

In the March 25th 2005 issue of Science Magazine, the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) team of international astrophysicists, including UK astronomers from the University of Durham, report results of a first sensitive ...

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Smart goggles track swimmers' laps, time

British engineering student Katie Williams developed smart goggles that help swimmers track their laps and time -- an idea Williams got when she was a lifeguard.

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Pitt, ADCUS, Inc., produce customized active RFID tags

Result will enable companies to tailor tags for their own purposes In his keynote address at today's "RFID: Hype, Reality, and Hope" conference, hosted by the Swanson Institute for Technical Excellence in Pitt's School of ...

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High-brightness breakthrough

As a result of cooperation between Philips Lighting, Philips Research and Novaled have announced a new record for the efficiency of high-brightness white OLEDs, a new solid state lighting technology. OLEDs are expected to ...

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Cassini Reveals Lake-Like Feature on Titan

Scientists are fascinated by a dark, lake-like feature recently observed on Saturn's moon Titan. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a series of images showing a marking, darker than anything else around it. It is remarkably ...

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New Motorola E895 combines Linux and Java technology

Whatever your passion -- photos, games, music, or video -- the new E895 from Motorola lets you indulge, in style. Announced today at the 2005 JavaOneSM Conference, the compact Motorola E895 combines a rich, intuitive feature ...

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