Archive: 10/28/2005

First Giant Magellan Telescope Mirror Casting is 'Perfect'

The University of Arizona Steward Observatory Mirror Lab's casting of the first mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) "appears to be essentially perfect," UA Steward Observatory director Peter Strittmatter ...

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Samsung Intros SGH-D307 Messaging Phone

Samsung today announced the availability of the multi-functional designed SGH-d307, which features a swivel display that morphs the clamshell phone into a virtual mini-laptop. With a quick flip of the screen, ...

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How Hot Tuna (and Some Sharks) Stay Warm

Scientists now have direct evidence that the north Pacific salmon shark maintains its red muscle (RM) at 68-86 degrees Fahrenheit, much warmer than the 47 F water in which it lives. The elevated muscle temperature ...

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Wal-Mart to go solar to save energy

Wal-mart has announced that energy efficiency and renewable energy such as roof solar panels are part of its corporate goals for its U.S. stores.

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Study Produces Road Map for Nanomanufacturing

Researchers have taken an important step toward high-volume production of new nanometer-scale structures with the first systematic study of growth conditions that affect production of one-dimensional nanostructures ...

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A laser for nanomedicine

A modified femtosecond laser can correct poor eyesight and identify malignant melanomas. In addition, it represents an effective tool for laser nanomedicine: It can be used for example to drill nanoholes in cellular membranes ...

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What Makes The Brain Tick, Tick, Tick...

The brain is a "time machine," assert Duke neuroscientists Catalin Buhusi and Warren Meck. And understanding how the brain tracks time is essential to understanding all its functions. The brain's internal clocks coordinate ...

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Microsoft trap lures in zombies

Microsoft's lawsuit against alleged zombie networks stemmed from monitoring of a single hijacked computer the company says sent out 18 million spam e-mails.

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Siemens invests in GlooLabs

Siemens said Friday it will invest in GlooLabs to bolster personal media data technology.

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