Archive: 05/6/2008

How to slash vehicle fuel use

It is possible to slash fuel use by all vehicles on U.S. roads to pre-2000 levels within a few decades, but doing so would require immediate action on several challenging fronts, according to a new analysis ...

May 06, 2008 3.9 / 5 (41) 8

Smart Miniature Pump

Medicines sometimes have to be administered in extremely small quantities. Just a few tenths of a milliliter may be sufficient to give the patient the ideal treatment. Micro-pumps greatly facilitate the dosage ...

May 06, 2008 1 / 5 (1) 0

Screw worm outbreak in Yemen

An outbreak of the insidious ´screw worm´ fly in Yemen, is threatening livelihoods, in a country where rearing livestock is a traditional way of life. In recent weeks, a Ministerial delegation was at the IAEA in Vienna, ...

May 06, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0

Is quantum Internet search on the way?

In classical computing, random access memory (RAM) is needed to make things “work.” But it is subject to a certain level of energy loss. But what if you could create low-energy quantum access memory (QRAM) that would ...

May 06, 2008 3.7 / 5 (39) 2 feature

Lab in a Drop

Analysis and diagnosis in a chip format are coming of age, but their practical application has been limited because until now, the sample usually had to be prepared separately and on a nonminiaturized scale. Jürgen Pipper ...

May 06, 2008 4.5 / 5 (14) 0

Saving frogs before it's too late

With nearly one-third of amphibian species threatened with extinction worldwide, fueled in part by the widespread emergence of the deadly chytrid fungus, effective conservation efforts could not be more urgent. In a new article ...

May 06, 2008 4 / 5 (3) 0
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