Archive: 09/29/2004

Extraterrestrial Communication

In a cover story for the journal Nature, Christopher Rose, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers, contends that inscribing information and physically sending it to some location in deep s ...

Sep 29, 2004
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Tiny arm shuttles electrons in a new transistor

Using a vibrating arm less than one-millionth of an inch long and one-thousand times thinner than a human hair, a new transistor toggles on and off through the movement of a single electron. The infinitesimal size and low power requirements of this single electron transist ...

Sep 29, 2004
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New Supercomputing Center in Pittsburgh

The U.S. academic community will soon have access to a new supercomputer modeled on the highest-performance systems currently being built in the United States, through a $9.7 million award to the Pittsburgh Supercomputin ...

Sep 29, 2004
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Laser Wakefield Acceleration: Channeling the Best Beams Ever

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have taken a giant step toward realizing the promise of laser wakefield acceleration, by guiding and controlling extremely intense l ...

Sep 29, 2004
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Bell Labs Researchers Push The Limits of Mobile Computing

Researchers from Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs are presenting two papers based on innovative research this week at MobiCom 2004 in Philadelphia, the premier international forum for mobile computing and wireless networki ...

Sep 29, 2004
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Mars Drill Will Seek Knowledge and Resources

It will be drilling for information first, then for resources, though oil is not likely to be among exploration targets. The futuristic drilling rig, under development at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, is designed for use on the moon or on ...

Sep 29, 2004
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ESO Views of Earth-Approaching Asteroid Toutatis

Unique Photos from La Silla and Paranal Measure the Distance Today, September 29, 2004, is undisputedly the Day of Toutatis, the famous "doomsday" asteroid. Not since the year 1353 did this impressive "space rock" pas ...

Sep 29, 2004
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New, Shape-Changing Materials Will Make Planes Like Hawks

Over the next 17 months, Virginia Tech will lead a team of researchers exploring the development of a new class of materials that will use plant protein structures in an attempt to mimic biological systems. The De ...

Sep 29, 2004
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