Archive: 06/28/2005

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 ...

Jun 28, 2005
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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 ...

Jun 28, 2005
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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 ...

Jun 28, 2005
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Scientists Create Multifunctional Brushes From Carbon Nanotubes

The nanobrushes could benefit the electronic, biomedical, and other industries Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a line of brushes whose bristles, made from carbon nanotubes, are so small that a thou ...

Jun 28, 2005
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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.

Jun 28, 2005
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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 E ...

Jun 28, 2005
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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 ...

Jun 28, 2005
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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. ...

Jun 28, 2005
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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 ric ...

Jun 28, 2005
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HP unveils new tape backup solutions

HP today announced several new tape backup offerings for its HP Business Protection portfolio to provide small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) with affordable data protection. Chief among these are the industry's first DAT ...

Jun 28, 2005
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Brookhaven Scientists Create a New Nanostructure

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have devised a method to create a new, intriguing nanostructure: ultra-thin, ribbon-like "nanobelts" bound to nanotubes. Their ...

Jun 28, 2005
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Panel: NASA's shuttle efforts fall short

An advisory panel says NASA has not fully met three key safety changes it agreed to make in the wake the Columbia disaster that killed the seven-member crew.

Jun 28, 2005
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