Archive: 03/29/2005

Toshiba's 'NanoBattery' Recharges In Only One Minute

Toshiba Corporation today announced a breakthrough in lithium-ion batteries that makes long recharge times a thing of the past. The company's new battery can recharge 80% of a battery's energy capacity in ...

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Making human motion more animated

Capturing and animating human motion for use in virtual reality or in television production is typically long and costly. However that is about to change with the first fast low-cost motion animation system that needs no ...

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NASA's Discovery Rolls to Major Return To Flight Milestone

NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery is one important step closer to launch. Discovery was rolled from its hangar early this morning to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Discovery will be attached to its propulsion ...

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Nanotechnology could promote hydrogen economy

Say "nanotechnology" and people are likely to think of micro machines or zippy computer chips. But in a new twist, Rutgers scientists are using nanotechnology in chemical reactions that could provide hydrogen for tomorrow's ...

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Device For Weighing Individual Molecules

Physicists at the California Institute of Technology have created the first nanodevices capable of weighing individual biological molecules. This technology may lead to new forms of molecular identification that are cheaper ...

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Researchers identify gene involved in building brains

A tiny molecule is key to determining the size and shape of the developing brain, researchers from the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT reported in the March issue of Nature Neuroscience. This molecule may on ...

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Next generation anti-land mine device

UK-based humanitarian de-mining specialists Disarmco have teamed up with ordnance and explosives experts at Cranfield University at Shrivenham to develop the next generation of anti-land mine device. The anti-landmine inv ...

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From galaxy collisions to star birth: Missing link found

Data from ISO, the infrared observatory of the European Space Agency (ESA), have provided the first direct evidence that shock waves generated by galaxy collisions excite the gas from which new stars will ...

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Motorola Turns Up the Volume in the Mobile Music Space

Motorola, Inc. unveiled three new handsets and music content. With Motorola’s rapidly growing portfolio of converged music devices and relationships with industry leaders, the company is becoming the preferred ...

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Samsung Intros Phone with File Viewing Capabilities

- The file view function allows users to view document and image files over the mobile phone - Remote control functionality provides control of PC and automobile navigation, as well as TV Samsung Electronics introduces it ...

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Improved dielectric developed for chip-level copper circuitry

A new dielectric material, developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, could facilitate the use of copper circuitry at the chip level. The thermally stable aromatic polymer has a low dielectric ...

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