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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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