Archive: 07/6/2005

Tough metals go soft

Research by a University of Queensland PhD student is helping shape the materials of the future. Andrew Blake recently returned from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) annual meeting and exhibition held in ...

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New Way to 'Fix' Nitrogen Discovered

University of Oregon chemists have produced ammonia from nitrogen at room temperature under normal atmospheric pressure, marking a significant step toward achieving one of chemistry's coveted goals.

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Who Do You Trust? Men And Women Answer That Differently

Men and women differ in how they decide which strangers they can trust, according to new research. A study found that men tended to trust people who were part of a group with them. Women, on the other hand, were more lik ...

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Power-Thrifty Hitachi Hard Drive Makes for Cool Laptops

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is bringing to market the industry’s highest-performing*, yet most power-efficient hard drive for the mainstream notebook and consumer electronic segments. In addition, the Hitachi Travelstar ...

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U.S. risks losing nano lead

Nanotechnology experts warn the United States could lose its global lead in nanotechnology. To continue U.S. leadership, the government and the industry must adopt a host of proposals, including establishing environmental, hea ...

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Women feel pain more often than men

Women feel pain more than men -- the opposite of widely held beliefs that men are more susceptible to pain, British researchers at the University of Bath say.

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States urged to continue anti-tobacco ads

Teenagers who are exposed to state-sponsored anti-tobacco advertising are less likely to smoke, University of Illinois at Chicago researchers said Tuesday.

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Ethanol production said increasing erosion

Large-scale farming of sugar cane and corn for ethanol fuel is increasing erosion and reducing biodiversity, Washington State University researchers say.

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