Archive: 04/7/2005

Nanobridges Show Way to Nano Mass Production

They look like an elegant row of columns, tiny enough for atomic-scale hide-and-seek, but these colonnades represent a new way to bring nanotechnology into mass production. Nanotechnology, the ability to create and work with structures and materials on an atomic scale, ...

Apr 07, 2005
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Space Shuttle Discovery at Launch Pad For Return to Flight

The Space Shuttle Discovery is at the launch pad. Following more than two years of safety modifications and vehicle upgrades, Discovery arrived at Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., around ...

Apr 07, 2005
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Researchers improve design of genetic on-off switches

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have set a new standard in the design and engineering of nuclear hormone receptor-based genetic on-off switches, without causing new problems or aggravating existing ...

Apr 07, 2005
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NASA to Begin Test of 20-Meter Solar Sail

Technology That Could Use Sun's Energy for Future Space Missions NASA engineers and their industry partners are preparing to test two 20-meter (66-feet) long solar sail propulsion system designs -- a critical ...

Apr 07, 2005
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"Short-term action needed to save physics" warns Institute

The Institute of Physics welcomes the publication of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's report on 'Strategic Science Provision in English Universities', but warns that the most feasible measures highlighted ...

Apr 07, 2005
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'Born-again' stars reveal how the earth was created

Scientists at The University of Manchester have unveiled new research which shows how exploding stars may have helped to create the earth. The discovery was made during a unique research project examining how some dead stars ...

Apr 07, 2005
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Research team recreates ancient underwater concrete technology

A University of Colorado at Boulder professor and his colleagues have taken a page from the writings of an ancient Roman architect and built an underwater concrete pier in the manner of those set in the Mediterranean ...

Apr 07, 2005
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Molecular motors cooperate in moving cellular cargo, study shows

Researchers using an extremely fast and accurate imaging technique have shed light on the tiny movements of molecular motors that shuttle material within living cells. The motors cooperate in a delicate choreography of steps, ...

Apr 07, 2005
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Timing nature’s fastest optical shutter

It's nature's fastest quick-change artist: In less than the time it takes a beam of light to travel a tenth of a millimeter, vanadium dioxide can switch from a transparent to a reflective, mirror-like state. How thi ...

Apr 07, 2005
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Researchers use laser light to remote control flies

Yale University School of Medicine researchers have found a way to exercise a little mind control over fruit flies, making the flies jump, beat their wings, and fly on command by triggering genetic "remote controls" that ...

Apr 07, 2005
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Nokia 8800

Drawing upon modern watchmaking and jewelry techniques, Nokia has unveiled a truly inspired mobile phone for today's connoisseurs of quality and taste. Encased in a slim stainless steel body, the Nokia 8800 ...

Apr 07, 2005
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Fourth European Conference on Space Debris to address key issues

The European Space Agency hosts the 4th European Conference on Space Debris, 18-20 April, at ESA's Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. The conference, one of the world's most important events dedicated to ...

Apr 07, 2005
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