Archive: 01/31/2005

Spectroscopy for the Real World

New system used to analyze environmental, biological phenomena in their natural state One good thing leads to another. A team of scientists used a first-of-its-kind spectroscopy system at the U.S. Departmen ...

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Apple Unveils Faster, More Affordable PowerBooks

New PowerBook Line With Scrolling TrackPad & Sudden Motion Sensor Starts at Just $1,499 Apple today unveiled the fastest, most affordable PowerBook line ever, featuring PowerPC G4 processors running up to 1.67 GH ...

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Fingerprints replace keys

The Finnish company Deltabit Oy is creating awareness of access-control systems that are replacing traditional keys. A fingerprint already opens the door to keep-fit rooms at Tampere, Finland. Deltabit Oy has been developing sys ...

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Record cold winter may increase ozone hole over North Europe

European scientists confirmed that Arctic high atmosphere is reaching the lowest ever temperatures this winter, warning that destruction of the protective ozone layer is substantially increased under very cold conditions. First si ...

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Scientists close in on 'superbrakes' for cars

A theoretical study of friction between solids that looks at the process just one molecule at a time could soon lead to a more effective way to stop cars in an emergency than simply slamming on the brakes or using ABS. Scientists and ...

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Scientists grow critical nerve cells

After years of trial and error, scientists have coaxed human embryonic stem cells to become spinal motor neurons, critical nervous system pathways that relay messages from the brain to the rest of the body. The new findings, rep ...

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