Archive: 02/8/2006

Adding Nanotubes Makes Ordinary Materials Absorb Vibration

A new study suggests that integrating nanotubes into traditional materials dramatically improves their ability to reduce vibration, especially at high temperatures. The findings could pave the way for a new ...

Feb 08, 2006
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The Web: Comparing doctors' costs online

Comparing the costs of different doctors -- and procedures -- can be a time-consuming affair. But a new project launched in recent months by the administration of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is using the Internet to provide a one-stop ...

Feb 08, 2006
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Exotic crab poised for widespread UK invasion

An exotic type of crab is spreading at an alarming rate throughout Britain’s coast and rivers, a new study suggests. The Chinese mitten crab, brought to Britain during the last century in ships’ ballast ...

Feb 08, 2006
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Seeing 'Strange' Stars

Could what we see as neutron stars really be so-called strange stars? Prashanth Jaikumar and his fellow researchers think so. They recently published a letter in Physical Review Letters that redefines the characteristics of a s ...

Feb 08, 2006 feature
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Math could predict Oscar award winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has published the 2005 nominees for its prestigious Oscar film awards. The list has attracted criticism with regards to absent names as well as rampant speculation ...

Feb 08, 2006
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Russia Hopes To Launch Reusable Spacecraft In 2012

It does not sound likely that Russia will employ a reusable spacecraft in 2012 - but it is. On Friday, February 3, the Russian Space Agency is due to announce the developer of a new Russian reusable spacecraft, reports RIA ...

Feb 08, 2006
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New York colleges propose stem cell fund

Leaders of New York's major research universities and institutions are urging state lawmakers quickly establish a fund to support stem cell research.

Feb 08, 2006
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New images capture virus in extraordinary detail

Fifty years after MIT researchers pioneered the use of electron microscopy to study viruses, MIT scientists have helped produce the most detailed images yet of the tiny infectious agents.

Feb 08, 2006
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Nanoscientists fired up about battery alternative

Just about everything that runs on batteries - flashlights, cell phones, electric cars, missile-guidance systems - would be improved with a better energy supply. But traditional batteries haven't progressed far beyond the ...

Feb 08, 2006
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