Archive: 28/10/2005

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 said after ...

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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 presumably ...

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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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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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Siemens invests in GlooLabs

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

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Qualcomm accused of distorting 3G market

Some of the world's leading wireless companies Friday called on the European Commission to investigate Qualcomm's anti-competitive conduct.

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