Archive: 04/6/2006

New Siemens base station for 3G wireless

Siemens released a new base station Thursday that works with both second-generation and third-generation GSM wireless communications.

Apr 06, 2006
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Fossil Museum on the Web

Ancient shells, dinosaur bones and other fossils are on display at, a virtual gallery created by Ryosuke Motani, an assistant professor of geology at UC Davis. The Web interface allows users to turn, zo ...

Apr 06, 2006
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The Soggy Sands of Mars?

Cracks and fins in the sand in an American desert look very similar to features seen on Mars and may indicate the recent presence of water at the surface, according to a new study by researcher Greg Chavdarian ...

Apr 06, 2006
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Nanopore Method Could Revolutionize Genome Sequencing

A team led by physicists at the University of California, San Diego has shown the feasibility of a fast, inexpensive technique to sequence DNA as it passes through tiny pores. The advance brings personalized, ...

Apr 06, 2006
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Winter Sea Ice Fails to Recover, Down to Record Low

Scientists at NSIDC announced that March 2006 shows the lowest Arctic winter sea ice extent since the beginning of the satellite record in 1979 (see Figures 1 and 2). Sea ice extent, or the area of ocean that ...

Apr 06, 2006
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Window on another world

Call it underwater reality TV. McGill University researchers and their partners will place a camera on the ocean floor, 100 metres below sea level off the coast of Vancouver Island, to relay images in real time on the Internet ...

Apr 06, 2006
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Researchers build tiny batteries with viruses

MIT scientists have harnessed the construction talents of tiny viruses to build ultra-small "nanowire" structures for use in very thin lithium-ion batteries. By manipulating a few genes inside these viruses, the team was ...

Apr 06, 2006
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New Sony Cyber-Shot Camera Clears Up Life's Blurry Moments

Sony is building up its arsenal of anti-blur, digital still cameras to help people who are out on the town win the fight against blur with the introduction of the new 7.2-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-T30 model.

Apr 06, 2006
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University to dismantle nuclear reactor

University of Washington officials say an old nuclear reactor on its Seattle campus -- unnoticed by most students -- will be dismantled beginning Monday.

Apr 06, 2006
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