Archive: 3/02/2005

Microsoft invests in EuroScience

At the Government Leaders Forum today, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates announced the EuroScience Initiative in his keynote to over 500 government leaders and public officials. The initiative aims ...

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Light continues to echo three years after stellar outburst

The Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of the star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) reveals dramatic changes in the illumination of surrounding dusty cloud structures. The effect, called a light echo, has been unveiling never-before-seen ...

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Experiments Prove Existence of Atomic Chain Anchors

Atoms at the ends of self-assembled atomic chains act like anchors with lower energy levels than the “links” in the chain, according to new measurements by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology ...

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Using global warming to create conditions for life on Mars

Injecting synthetic "super" greenhouse gases into the Martian atmosphere could raise the planet's temperature enough to melt its polar ice caps and create conditions suitable for sustaining biological life. In fact, a team ...

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Researchers Assess the Evolution of Quantum Dot Imaging

The evolution over the last two decades of the nanocrystals known as quantum dots has seen the growth of this revolutionary new tool from electronic materials science to far-reaching biological applications that will allow ...

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Even in heaven, stars can only get so big

New research from the University of Michigan shows that there may be an upper limit to the size of a star, somewhere around 120 to 200 times bigger than our sun. The sun is the closest star to Earth and therefore looks very ...

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BlackBerry Advances Security For Government Sector

BlackBerry® continues its lead as the wireless platform of choice in the government sector as Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announces the availability of its S/MIME Support Package v4.0 for BlackBerry ...

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Smoking Hurts Wealth As Well As Health, Study Suggests

A new study suggests that typical non-smokers’ net worth is roughly 50 percent higher than that of light smokers and about twice the level of that of heavy smokers. And that wealth gap grows by about $410, or 4 percent, ...

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