Archive: 5/10/2005

Argonne, Notre Dame begin new nuclear theory initiative

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Notre Dame have begun a new collaborative project to explore and explain the physics of rare nuclear isotopes.

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Hydrogen ions caught in the act of wandering

Erik T.J. Nibbering of the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) and colleagues report for the first time experimental evidence of the motions of hydrogen ions (protons, H+) from acids ...

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Study: Tall women are more ambitious

Two Scottish researchers say they've determined tall women are more ambitious in their careers and less inclined to start a family than shorter women.

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The write stuff?

Imagine being able to communicate in your own handwriting with your mobile phone, PDA, laptop or PC without any cables. The VPen does just that. It looks like a space age pen, but works like a mouse, pen, keyboard or graphic ...

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Nanotech processing 'greener' than oil refining, study

Using a method for assessing the premiums that companies pay for insurance, a team of scientists and insurance experts have concluded that the manufacturing processes for five, near-market nanomaterials -- including quantum ...

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Gamma-ray burst mystery is solved

An international team of scientists using three NASA satellites and a host of ground-based telescopes believes it has solved the greatest remaining mystery of the mysterious gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the most powerful explosions ...

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Internet trading's risks to Japan stocks

Japanese investors have been euphoric over the past few weeks as the stock market continues to grow from strength to strength amid growing optimism about the country's economic outlook. Yet the surge in share prices is not ...

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U.S. wireless users more willing to switch

American wireless subscribers are becoming more willing to switch carriers if they become unhappy with their retail purchase, a new survey revealed Wednesday.

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