Archive: 06/28/2005

Study: Vitamin C fails to prevent colds

Vitamin C does nothing to prevent the common cold but may shorten its duration, Australian and Finnish researchers say in their analysis of 55 studies.

Jun 28, 2005
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Giant sarcophagus found in Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Culture Tuesday announced the discovery of a giant granite sarcophagus in an ancient cemetery in Sakara, outside Cairo.

Jun 28, 2005
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The Unusual Origin of Peacock Brown

Many animals' colors originate from photonic crystals, which reflect specific colors of light as a result of their nanoscopic structures, rather than from pigments, which derive their colors from their chemical composition. ...

Jun 28, 2005
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Creating NanoSpinners

A new method for controlling the rotation of nanowires will likely lead to tiny mixers, motors, and other microscopic devices. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University made videos of their spinning nanowires, which are only about 5 millionths of a meter long (ten times smaller th ...

Jun 28, 2005
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DNA constraints control structure of attached macromolecules

A new method for manipulating macromolecules has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The technique uses double-stranded DNA to direct the behavior of other molecules. In previous ...

Jun 28, 2005
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AMD sues Intel over monopoly abuses

AMD announced today that it filed an antitrust complaint against Intel Corporation yesterday in U.S. federal district court for the district of Delaware under Section 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, Sections 4 and 16 of the ...

Jun 28, 2005
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Hibernating Spacecraft Awakens for Comet Impact Mission

The Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS) has been asleep on orbit for the past 11 months. SWAS operators placed it into hibernation after a highly successful 5.5-year mission highlighted by the discovery ...

Jun 28, 2005
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Study to find out why you're a slime ball

A University of Manchester scientist has been awarded £150,000 to study slime! But this is no ordinary slime, says biologist Chris Thompson, who believes it could unravel mysteries of evolution that even Darwin couldn't sol ...

Jun 28, 2005
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ITER nuclear fusion reactor to be built in Southern France

The Six Parties of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) consortium have reached a decision in their negotiations, specifying the location of the world’s first energy-producing fusion reactor in Cadarache, ...

Jun 28, 2005
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Mental Processing Is Continuous, Not Like a Computer

The theory that the mind works like a computer, in a series of distinct stages, was an important steppingstone in cognitive science, but it has outlived its usefulness, concludes a new Cornell University study. Instead, the ...

Jun 28, 2005
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MSV Enters New Phase In Development Of NextGen Wireless Network

Following last month's FCC authorization allowing Mobile Satellite Ventures to construct, launch and operate a next generation satellite at 101 degrees W. Longitude, the Company announces the start of its satellite procurement ...

Jun 28, 2005
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Revealing Pan's Influence

Saturn's moon Pan is seen here orbiting within the Encke Gap in Saturn's A ring in two differently processed versions of the same Cassini image. The little moon is responsible for clearing and maintaining ...

Jun 28, 2005
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NASA, Xerox Demonstrate 'Virtual Crew Assistant'

Intelligent conversation with robots ­ long the bread and butter of science fiction authors ­ soon may take another step closer to reality for astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).

Jun 28, 2005
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