Archive: 09/29/2006

Smoking Out Space Fires

If you've ever burned your dinner, you know how startling a smoke alarm can be. Now, imagine you're 220 miles away from Earth in an orbiting lab when the alarm sounds. Fires are no laughing matter on Earth, ...

Sep 29, 2006
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HP to Acquire VoodooPC

HP today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VoodooPC, a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance and personalized gaming computer systems.

Sep 29, 2006
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Painting by numbers

Professor Richard ffrench-Constant of the University of Exeter in Cornwall has worked with an international team of experts to ‘decode’ the patterns on butterflies’ wings.

Sep 29, 2006
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Japanese Researchers Develop Portable 3D Display System

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it has co-developed a portable, seven-inch 3D display system with Associate Professor Yasuhiro Takagi of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Both still images and video can ...

Sep 29, 2006
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MIT laser method unveils ultrafast photochemical reactions

MIT researchers have made a fundamental advance in understanding how different environments affect chemical reactions by devising a novel way to observe ultrafast photochemical reactions--reactions induced ...

Sep 29, 2006
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Anatomy of a Discovery

"The seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them." Joseph Henry, American physicist (1797-1878)

Sep 29, 2006
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An Infectious Agent of Deception, Exposed Through Proteomics

Salmonella bacteria, infamous for food poisoning that kills hundreds of thousands worldwide, infect by stealth. They slip unnoticed into and multiply inside macrophages, the very immune system cells the body relies on to ...

Sep 29, 2006
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Brisk workout needed to cut cancer risk

At least half an hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity five or more days a week is needed to reduce cancer risk, the American Cancer Society says.

Sep 29, 2006
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