Archive: 03/7/2005

NEC Unveils 90-Nanometer Embedded DRAM Technology

New ZrO2 Dielectric Material Increases Performance of CMOS-Compatible Embedded DRAM NEC Electronics Corporation today announced its new metal insulator metal (MIM) technology for 90 nanometer embedded DRAM ( ...

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Scientists Grow Thermoelectric Cobaltate Thin Films on Silicon

Thin films made of so-called thermoelectric materials could be used to convert heat directly into electric energy, or vise versa, for a variety of applications, including micro-chip-based chemical and biological sensors and ...

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Curious female rats survive tumors longer

Curious female rats, more willing to step out and explore their environment, survive breast and pituitary tumors longer than their more cautious sisters, said a Penn State researcher. Sonia Cavigelli, assistant professor of ...

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Study shows faces are processed like words

Although they are dramatically different, words and faces are both recognized by parts, according to a study published in February in the Journal of Vision, an online, free access publication of the Association for Research ...

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Rosetta's view of Earth

After skimming by the Earth at just 1954 km on 4 March 2005, Rosetta turned its Navigation Cameras back towards our home planet and recorded a series of black and white images. ...

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Cadence Delivers Industry's First Full-chip Test Technology

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced Cadence Encounter Test Architect, the industry's first full-chip test architecture development product. It includes the industry's first unified compiler-based methodology for ...

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Sandia underground geo-tools aid in earthquake research

Geothermal researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed sensors that can be placed in hotter and higher-pressure underground environments than previous instruments, a capability that is allowing geologists worldwide ...

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Jupiter: A cloudy mirror for the Sun?

Astronomers using the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton telescope have discovered that observing the giant planet Jupiter may actually give them an insight in to solar activity on the far side of the Sun! ...

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LHC magnets: the great descent

The first superconducting magnet for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was lowered into the accelerator tunnel at 2.00 p.m. on Monday, 7th March. This is the first of the 1232 dipole magnets for the future collider, ...

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Microwires: replacement for the CD-ROM?

A ballpoint that detects if we are forging a signature or a substitute in miniature for the CD-ROM are some of the applications that can be carried out using microwires. 3 or 5 times thinner than a human hai ...

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