Archive: 09/28/2004

Microscopic miracles

Nanomedicines already bringing clinical benefits to thousands "Nanotechnology" is a newly fashionable field but in the world of drug development it is certainly not new, Professor Ruth Duncan of the Welsh School of Pharmacy ...

Sep 28, 2004
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Supernova warning system will give astronomers earlier notice

Supernova Early Warning System (SNEWS) that detects ghostlike neutrino particles that are the earliest emanations from the immense, explosive death throes of large stars will alert astronomers of the blasts before they can ...

Sep 28, 2004
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Five-Kilowatt Fuel Cell Celebrates One Year

The University of Alaska Fairbanks and Fuel Cell Technologies of Kingston, Ontario, have announced that the five-kilowatt solid oxide fuel cell installed in Fairbanks has successfully passed the one-year field operational mark. ...

Sep 28, 2004
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Mars Orbiter Sees Rover Tracks Among Thousands of New Images

NASA's Mars Global Surveyor, starting its third mission extension this week after seven years of orbiting Mars, is using an innovative technique to capture pictures even sharper than most of the more than 170,00 ...

Sep 28, 2004
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Ground-Breaking Arctic Expedition

A scientific party including four University of Rhode Island oceanographers and a science teacher from Narragansett Pier Middle School has just returned from the Arctic Ocean on a landmark expedition to recover seafloor sediments ...

Sep 28, 2004
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Researchers use semiconductors to set speed limit on light

In a nod to scientific paradox, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have slowed light down in an effort to speed up network communication. They have shown for the first time that the group ...

Sep 28, 2004
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A Simpler Design for X-Ray Detectors

A simplified design for ultra-sensitive X-ray detectors offering more precise materials analysis has been demonstrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The advance is a step toward making such devices cheaper and easie ...

Sep 28, 2004
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First Battery Based on 'Nanograss'

mPhase Technologies and Lucent Technologies today announced a major milestone for future commercialization of a nanotechnology-based battery. Lab tests, which have been replicated, proves it is possible to fabricate nanot ...

Sep 28, 2004
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Gammasphere on a roll

Gammasphere, the world's most sensitive gamma-ray detector, is already a seasoned traveler, having crossed the United States from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to Argonne by truck, but the 20-ton ins ...

Sep 28, 2004
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Panasonic Introduces PRO HIGH SPEED Series SD Memory Cards

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known for its Panasonic brand products, today announced it will introduce "PRO HIGH SPEED Series" 1GB and 512MB SD Memory Cards this Fall that doubled the internal data trans ...

Sep 28, 2004
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Intel Boosts Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor Family

Intel Corporation today introduced the Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 548 supporting Hyper-Threading Technology for the portability market segment. This processor is designed for larger-sized notebook PCs, also known as "desktop replacements," that ...

Sep 28, 2004
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