Archive: 06/28/2005

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 2 / 5 (2) 0

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 4.2 / 5 (10) 0

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 4.6 / 5 (5) 0

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 3 / 5 (1) 0

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 3.9 / 5 (7) 0

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 ...

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