Archive: 7/08/2009

The perfect cut

You need the right tool to slice silicon blocks into paper-thin wafers: a several-kilometer-long wire wetted with a type of grinding paste. And all the parameters must be optimally adjusted -- only then can significant material ...

dateAug 07, 2009 in Semiconductors
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Configure your own operating software

Remote maintenance systems that monitor the status of facilities and machines have always had to be configured manually, a laborious task. But now a new system can be easily adapted for a range of facilities with no need ...

dateAug 07, 2009 in Software
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Navigating in the ocean of molecules

Tracking down new active agents for cancer or malaria treatment could soon become easier - thanks to a computer program with which researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund aim to facilitate ...

dateAug 07, 2009 in Biochemistry
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'Champions' to unleash virtual heroes and foes

(AP) -- Think you can do better than Stan Lee? Launching next month, the new massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Champions Online" will let gamers create their own virtual superheroes. Sorry, no Spider-Men or ...

dateAug 07, 2009 in Software
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