Archive: 4/04/2006

Enzyme study may lead to new SARS drugs

Scientists at the University of Illinois say a study of an enzyme that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome may lead to new drugs.

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Survey: Environmental pessimism abounds

A Stanford University survey suggests most Americans are pessimistic about the state of the environment and want action taken to improve it.

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Scientists Develop Switchable Focus Eyeglass Lenses

Optical scientists have developed eyeglass lenses that switch focus in a blink of an eye. Optical scientists at The University of Arizona have developed new switchable, flat, liquid crystal diffractive lenses that can adaptively ...

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Researchers use nanodots to boost superconductivity

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have demonstrated a way to sustain high supercurrents in wires in the presence of a large applied magnetic field -- a step which could greatly expand practical applications of superconductors. ...

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New research aims to plug holes in VOIP before they happen

The National Science Foundation has issed four awards totaling $600,000 to the University of North Texas to lead a multi-university collaboration to develop a geographically distributed, secure test bed to analyze vulnerabilities ...

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New concept for bendable packaged ultra-thin chips presented

IMEC and its associated laboratory INTEC of the University of Ghent jointly developed a new process flow for ultra-thin chip packages resulting in bendable packaged chips of only 50µm thickness. The technology enables embedding ...

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'Picture positive': Lost photos confirm fossil find

The researcher who discovered Paralititan stromeri, one of the most massive animals ever to walk the Earth, now is "picture-positive" about another dinosaur fossil find by a famous German researcher, Ernst Stromer.

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Study: Alpine glaciers may nearly vanish

The World Glacier Monitoring Service is warning Europe's Alps might lose three-quarters of its glaciers to global warming during the coming century.

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