Archive: 01/7/2005

'Nano-scissors' laser shows precise surgical capability

An ultra-short pulse laser that can perform extremely precise surgery on tiny roundworms may be the key to understanding nerve regeneration and is an important step toward treatment of human neurological disease, ...

Jan 07, 2005
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Changes in Earth's shape tied to climate

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that significant changes in the shape of the Earth in the past 28 years may be linked to climate events such as the El Niño weather pattern. The Earth’s shape cha ...

Jan 07, 2005
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How Many Formats Can Your DVD Player Play?

Pioneer Player Works With DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD, WMA, .mp3, DVD-R, DVD-RW, .JPG, DivX At times it seems like the movie studios and recording industry release a new type of format or disc every week. With so many acronym ...

Jan 07, 2005
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission

Even as the Spirit and Opportunity rovers complete a year of successful operation on Mars, the next major step in Mars Exploration is taking shape with preparation of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for ...

Jan 07, 2005
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Duct tape that never loses its stick

Gecko feet hold key to development of self-cleaning adhesives Duct tape that never loses its stick. Bandages that come off without sticky residue or an "ouch." Gecko feet may hold the key to the developmen ...

Jan 07, 2005
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Nanogen Issued Patent for Permeation Layer of Microchip

Nanogen, Inc., developer of advanced diagnostic products, announced today that it was issued U.S. Patent No. 6,838,053, "Platinum silicide permeation layer device with microlocations," by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. ...

Jan 07, 2005
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Technology can protect water supply

A technology to instantly determine a poisoned water supply system has been developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Researcher Eli Greenbaum said the AquaSentinel system can detect toxins in ...

Jan 07, 2005
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NASA Goes 'Down Under' for Shuttle Mapping Mission Finale

Culminating more than four years of processing data, NASA and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) have completed Earth's most extensive global topographic map. The data, extensive enough to f ...

Jan 07, 2005
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Deep Impact Mission On Target

The spacecraft for NASA's Deep Impact mission are now perched atop the Delta II rocket that will launch them on their 6-month journey to encounter a speeding comet. Preparations for the launch, scheduled for ...

Jan 07, 2005
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