Archive: 12/7/2004

Major milestone in hydrogen research

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and Ceramatec, Inc. of Salt Lake City are reporting a significant development in their efforts to help the nation advance ...

Dec 07, 2004
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Molecular Chains Line Up to Form 'Protopolymer'

A new chemical state, designated a "protopolymer," has been observed by Penn State researchers in chains of phenylene molecules on a crystalline copper surface at low temperature. Protopolymers form when monomers, ...

Dec 07, 2004
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Researchers launch Smart Parking project at Rockridge BART

Drivers on Highway 24 will soon see road signs flashing real-time data on the availability of parking spaces at Oakland's Rockridge BART station. The signs are part of a new "Smart Parking" management field trial launched tod ...

Dec 07, 2004
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MyAy - Mobile Alarm System and Baby Phone in One Device

Siemens is developing a mobile communications device that’s based on an unconventional approach: In contrast to a cell phone, the MyAy delivers the most benefit to its users when they aren’t carrying the ...

Dec 07, 2004
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A Refrigerator Converts to a Freezer - and Vice Versa

Siemens is making the separation of refrigeration and freezing functions a thing of the past: In the coolVario series appliances, the refrigerator-freezer combination can be turned into one big refrigerator ...

Dec 07, 2004
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'Invisible' Computing

Computer scientists and electrical engineers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have joined a consortium of mostly European scientists setting out to network together the billions of electronic devices in ...

Dec 07, 2004
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The international Consortium for the comercialisation of Nanoimprint

EV Group (EVG), which has the world's largest installed base of nanoimprinting equipment, today announced the launch of a global consortium dedicated to commercializing advanced (NIL) technologies. NIL is a next-generation lithography method tha ...

Dec 07, 2004
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Magnetism does not cause paranormal experiences

Previous research has shown that paranormal experiences can be achieved via electromagnetic stimulation of the temple lobe. Now scientists from Uppsala and Lund universities in Sweden are calling into question how the experiments ...

Dec 07, 2004
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How do children think about technology?

Children growing up in the West today cannot imagine a world without mobile phones. They use high-tech gadgets without thinking much about them. An international research project will now examine what these skills mean for ...

Dec 07, 2004
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Huygens to begin its final journey to Titan

One year after Mars Express’ arrival at Mars, the mighty rules of celestial mechanics have again set Christmas as the date for a major ESA event in deep space. At 1.25 billion km from Earth, after a 7-yea ...

Dec 07, 2004
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