Archive: 09/7/2005

Scientists develop 'clever' artificial hand

Scientists have developed a new ultra-light limb that can mimic the movement in a real hand better than any currently available. This research was presented today at the Institute of Physics conference Sensors and their Applications ...

Sep 07, 2005
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Water detection at Gusev crater described

Chemical proof for two wet scenarios A large team of NASA scientists, led by earth and planetary scientists at Washington University in St. Louis details the first solid set of evidence for water having exis ...

Sep 07, 2005
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Extinct giant deer relative found in U.K.

University College London scientists say DNA tests have identified the closest living relative to the extinct Irish Elk, or giant deer, living in England.

Sep 07, 2005
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New biodiversity hotspots questioned

Five years ago, conservationists identified 25 worldwide sites where plant and animal species are most abundant -- but now there reportedly are six more.

Sep 07, 2005
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Method slashes quantum dot costs by 80 percent

Rice scientists replace pricey solvents with cheap processing fluids In an important advance toward the large-scale manufacture of fluorescent quantum dots, scientists at Rice University have developed a new method of repla ...

Sep 07, 2005
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New Solar Underwater Robot Technology

A new solar-powered underwater robot technology developed for undersea observation and water monitoring will be showcased at a Sept. 16 workshop on leading-edge robotics to be held at the National Science Foundation ...

Sep 07, 2005
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Tiny computers go where no computer has gone before

A major breakthrough in the use of molecules as information processors is to be announced at this year's BA Festival of Science in Dublin. Nanotechnology experts are exploring the capabilities of molecules that act like con ...

Sep 07, 2005
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Study suggests simple way to make near-perfect lenses

A new study from the University of Edinburgh and Pennsylvania State University suggests a smart solution to one of the biggest challenges facing the optics and electromagnetics sector – how to produce near-perfect lenses ...

Sep 07, 2005
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Podcasting book hits bookstores

Stephanie Ciccarelli announced Tuesday the release of her ook, "ThePodcastingEbook: Your Complete Guide to Podcasting." Main features include how to create, record, publish and promote a podcast. Readers will also find val ...

Sep 07, 2005
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