Archive: 09/30/2005

Before Your Flight: A Fingerprint Scan at the Check-in Desk

Lufthansa has teamed up with Siemens to successfully test a biometric process for check-in and boarding at Frankfurt Airport. The tests proved the feasibility of identifying airline passengers from their fingerprints. The ...

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Sony and SanDisk Develop "Memory Stick Micro"

SanDisk and Sony announced the development of the “Memory Stick Micro” format, an ultra-small IC recording media designed to meet the growing storage needs of highly compact, multifunctional mobile phones. Licensing for ...

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Climate Change More Rapid than Ever

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology presented on Thursday, September 29, their first model calculations for the future of the climate. According to the calculations, in the next 100 years, the climate will ...

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Cassini's Doubleheader Flybys Score Home Run

Cassini performed back-to-back flybys of Saturn moons Tethys and Hyperion last weekend, coming closer than ever before to each of them. Tethys has a scarred, ancient surface, while Hyperion is a strange, spongy-looking body ...

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NASA Takes Giant Step Toward Finding Earth-Like Planets

Are we alone in the universe? Are there planets like Earth around other “suns” that might harbor life? Thanks to a recent technology breakthrough on a key NASA planet-finding project, the dream of answering those questions ...

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Innovation in Nanoporous Chemistry

Science researchers from the University of Versailles (France), in collaboration with the ID31 beam line at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), report their progress in the design and characterisation of microporous ...

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Wireless World: Standards of the future

The future of wireless network standards -- conventions that will gird the next generation of technologies for business mobility -- is being debated by industry leaders, and new mobile communications devices may be available ...

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Nano World: Nanowires help spot cancer

Arrays of silicon nanowires with biomolecular coatings can spot molecular traces of cancer far more accurately, quickly and specifically than technology currently available to doctors, experts told UPI's Nano World.

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Samsung to bolster chip output

Samsung Electronics said Friday it will invest $33 billion to develop a semiconductor plant by 2012.

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