Archive: 04/6/2005

X-ray blaze on an invisible world

With laser-precise x-ray vision, the Linac Coherent Light Source will be an unprecedented tool to see how ultra-fast, ultra-small things work The way that a horse trots intrigued Leland Stanford. After a ter ...

Apr 06, 2005
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Super RFID: UK company driving next-generation development

The call from RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) integrators for the next generation of technology, dubbed "Super RFID", has been answered by University of Leeds spinout company Instrumentel Ltd. While it has been pre ...

Apr 06, 2005
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How people trick themselves into overspending

It's tax-time. For many people that means handing some hard-earned money over to Uncle Sam, but for many others tax time is refund time. Theoretically, that refund is money you've earned as a part of your salary, and should ...

Apr 06, 2005
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Increasing Memory Capacity on Limited Space

Infineon Technologies AG, demonstrating its leadership as memory supplier, today announced new high-density memory products for notebook computer and graphics applications, designed to help system manufacturers ...

Apr 06, 2005
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New IBM ThinkPad X41

Building on trends in biometric adoption, identity verification costs and government compliance, IBM today announced the ThinkPad X41 ultraportable notebook -- its lightest and smallest ThinkPad with a built-in ...

Apr 06, 2005
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At the molecular level, the predator is the prey

An evolutionary arms race between predatory garter snakes and their newt quarry is turning out to be something of an illusion. At the molecular level, another battle rages. And in this second, miniature realm, ...

Apr 06, 2005
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Nanobacteria in clouds could spread disease, scientists claim

'Micro-organisms could also prompt rainfall' Micro-organisms in clouds could play a crucial role in the spread of disease and in the formation of rain drops, scientists have claimed. The radical theories about nanobacter ...

Apr 06, 2005
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Era of galaxy and black hole growth spurt discovered

Distant galaxies undergoing intense bursts of star formation have been shown by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to be fertile growing grounds for the largest black holes in the Universe. Collisions between galaxies in the ...

Apr 06, 2005
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Discovery Captures, Converts Heat

Your car's engine loses 70 percent of its energy as waste heat-but Australian and Oregon scientists may have figured out an efficient way not only to recover that lost energy, but to at long last capture the power-producing ...

Apr 06, 2005
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Clever 'Clocky' Combats Oversleeping

A relatively simple product designed to combat a common problem is turning Media Arts and Science graduate student Gauri Nanda into a celebrity. Working to solve the main cause of oversleeping - the snooze bar ...

Apr 06, 2005
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NASA Extended Mars Rovers Mission for Third Time

NASA has approved up to 18 more months of operations for Spirit and Opportunity, the twin Mars rovers that have already surprised engineers and scientists by continuing active exploration for more than 14 months. ...

Apr 06, 2005
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