Archive: 10/7/2005

New way to measure sulfate particles

The University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology created an improved technique to measure sulfur isotopic ratios.

Oct 07, 2005
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Arctic Ocean waters warm suddenly

Water flowing from the North Atlantic Ocean into the Arctic provides evidence that the Arctic Ocean is warming, according to U.S. and European researchers.

Oct 07, 2005
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Nano World: Ultra-dense circuits

Conventional electronics could in the future tap into the computational power of ultrahigh-density nanowire circuits via novel linking devices under development at university and corporate labs across the nation, experts ...

Oct 07, 2005
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Nuke test detectors might warn of tsunami

Hydrophone stations in the world's oceans used to detect nuclear testing might help in an early warning system for tsunamis, say U.S. researchers.

Oct 07, 2005
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Energy savings from airtight buildings

U.S. commercial building owners could save substantially on annual heating and cooling energy costs by making buildings more airtight.

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Ocean height indicator of climate

U.S. and Canadian authors say an index of sea surface heights gathered by satellites could be a useful indicator of long-term climate cycles.

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Wafer-Thin Color Displays for Packaging

Color displays may one day be used practically everywhere. And this would be possible even where it’s unprofitable today for cost reasons, such as on food cartons, medicine packaging or admission tickets. ...

Oct 07, 2005
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Switching on power line Internet connectivity

One in five Europeans today enjoy broadband Internet access via competing technologies. Low-cost and fast data access over electricity network power lines is one such technology that is being extensively tested in four European ...

Oct 07, 2005
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Pushing the limits of hard disk storage

Just how much data can we cram onto a hard disk? In a paper appearing online today in Physical Review Letters, EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) Professor Harald Brune and his colleagues report what they believ ...

Oct 07, 2005
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Biggest recorded earthquake was brewing for four centuries

The earthquake that rocked Chile in 1960 - at magnitude 9.5, the biggest ever recorded - was preceded by almost 400 years of accumulating stress, according to studies of the region's buried soils and sand. Strain had been ...

Oct 07, 2005
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