Archive: 07/30/2004

New Way of Connection: 'Grid Computing' to Solve Insoluble

By connecting hundreds or even thousands of computers together to work on a single project, computer scientists are more frequently using a technique called grid computing to do previously intractable computations.

Jul 30, 2004
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New Way of 'Seeing': A 'Neutron Microscope'

A prototype microscope that uses neutrons instead of light to "see" magnified images has been demonstrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Neutron microscopes might eventually offer ...

Jul 30, 2004
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Superconductivity Physicists Puzzled by the Weird Behavior of Electrons

The weird behavior of electrons tunneling across an atomically flat interface within a cuprate superconductor has defied explanation by theories of high-temperature superconductivity. As will be reported in the journal Physical Review Letters, a team of scientists l ...

Jul 30, 2004
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Research on New Types of Optical Devices Modifies Optics

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded an $8 million, four-year, basic-research program grant to the California Institute of Technology to initiate research in photonics technologies. The technical focus of the effort will be on optofluidics ...

Jul 30, 2004
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Global Warming Models Come Under Physicist's Scrutiny

Two University of Rochester studies published in the latest issue of Geophysical Research Letters underline how uncertain and complex the understanding of global climate can be. Both reports emphasize some of the shortcomings in cur ...

Jul 30, 2004
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Go Under Water by Submarine Bicycle

A water-proof multipurpose submarine apparatus with bicycle-like principle of moving is created by specialists from the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University. It is sized for two people that can operate it without pr ...

Jul 30, 2004
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ESO's Very Large Telescope Obtains Unique Spectrum of a Meteor

While observing a supernova in a distant galaxy with the FORS instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory (Chile), astronomers were incredibly lucky to obtain serendipitously a high quality spectrum ...

Jul 30, 2004
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Future of Network Computing

The top minds at Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) presented a rare display of innovations from supercomputing, sensor technology and next-generation storage to security, speech recognition and advanced search during Sun ...

Jul 30, 2004
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