Archive: 08/29/2005

Tiny rubber balls give plastic bounce

Automobile bumpers that deform and recover rather than crack and splinter, computer cases that withstand the occasional rough encounter, and resilient coatings that can withstand the ravages of the sun, may all be possible ...

Aug 29, 2005
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Nanofabrication: next generation chip manufacture?

A new nanotechnology tool that will dramatically cut the cost of leading-edge nano research at the sub-50nm scale has been developed by EU researchers. It could lead to Next Generation Lithography (NGL) technology.

Aug 29, 2005
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Sunset Planets

Venus, Jupiter and the Moon are gathering for a beautiful sunset sky show Something nice is happening in the sunset sky. Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets, are converging, and they're going to ...

Aug 29, 2005
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NASA Shuttle Tank Factory Facing Catastrophic Ruin From Katrina

NASA has had some close calls from hurricanes before. Its huge launch facilities at Cape Canaveral have suffered moderate damage on several occasions. And each time, observers of the US space program have speculated what ...

Aug 29, 2005
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Astronomers And Native Hawaiians Battle Over Sacred Moutain

It's the highest peak in the Pacific - a dormant volcano on America's island state of Hawaii known as Mauna Kea. The mountain's 4,205-meter summit is home to some of the largest astronomical telescopes in the world.

Aug 29, 2005
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Internet renovation is planned

The National Science Foundation is planning to re-engineer the Internet so it will function optimally in the computerized world of the next decade.

Aug 29, 2005
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Scientists exhibit alien ideas

Scientists will reveal what they believe extraterrestrials might look like in an exhibition opening Oct. 14 at the London Science Museum.

Aug 29, 2005
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U.S. stores want better Web sites

U.S. retailers are increasingly anxious to upgrade the content on their Web sites, requiring more attention to the technical side of Internet operations.

Aug 29, 2005
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Ericsson launches new Internet platform

Ericsson launched Monday its latest Internet protocol platform that makes it easier for users to combine their voice and data networks.

Aug 29, 2005
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Kansas town traffic control goes wireless

The Kansas City suburb of Lenexa, Kan., has selected Alvarion Limited to deploy a wireless telephone and broadband network linking city traffic operations.

Aug 29, 2005
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Mad cow detected in blood

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found a way to detect mad cow disease in blood.

Aug 29, 2005
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Coffee is number one source of antioxidants

Coffee provides more than just a morning jolt; that steaming cup of java is also the number one source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Scranton (Pa.). Their study ...

Aug 29, 2005
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