Archive: 3/10/2005

Modeling the Sound of Music

If a musical instrument has never been built before, how can you know what it will sound like? That's the question UC Berkeley graduate student Cynthia Bruyns is answering with Vibration Lab, software she's designing to simulate ...

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Brookhaven Lab Breaks Ground for New Nanocenter

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN). The CFN will provide researchers with advanced probes and the ability ...

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Study finds way to cut sea lamprey numbers

Minnesota scientists say they've found a way to reduce sea lamprey populations in the Great Lakes by attracting them to areas where they can be sterilized.

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A space station view on giant lightning

Do giant flashes of lightning striking upwards from thunder clouds merely pose an extraordinarily spectacular view? Or do they actually alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere, playing a role in ozone depletion and ...

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Precision bonding makes tiny high performance actuators possible

Using a new precision bonding process they developed, Penn State researchers have designed and fabricated tiny new piezoelectric microactuators -- the largest only a hair's breadth wide -- based on coupling commercially available ...

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Mobile fraud executive found guilty

The Tokyo district court found guilty Monday a businessman who had made fraudulent claims about setting up a mobile-phone company.

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Report: NTL may buy UK cable firm Telewest

A potential shakeup in the British cable market was under way Monday as NTL moved to acquire fellow operator Telewest in a deal valued at over $4 billion.

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Report: Telfonica to buy Dutch telecom KPN

Spain's Telefonica de Espana has reportedly made an offer to acquire Dutch telecom KPN NV for $24 billion in a move to expand its reach in Europe.

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