Manned vs. Unmanned Space Exploration (Part 1)

Watching the Apollo landings on the moon as a child I could hardly have imagined I was seeing the end of an era – that of manned exploration of space. Shuttle trips to low earth orbit not withstanding; the human race has ...

dateNov 23, 2005 in feature
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IBM 3D TV

International Business Machines, a worldwide leader in technology innovation, has announced a new and affordable 3D video system that works with normal DLP (Digital Light Processing) televisions. Before now, 3D video systems ...

dateNov 11, 2005 in feature
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Look ma, no hands!

A few years ago scientists managed to wire a monkey’s brain to a robotic arm. The monkey learned to manipulate the arm simply by thinking. This year, John Donoghue at Brown University has managed to do the same – with ...

dateNov 01, 2005 in feature
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Nanofabrication to lead to Quantum Computer

The team of scientists headed by professor Jeremy Levy at Pitts University has developed nanofabrication tools. The team has an electron beam lithography and nano engineering workstation - with an electron beam capable of ...

dateOct 25, 2005 in feature
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'Phonon Hall Effect' Observed

What effect do magnetic fields have on uncharged particles? Their effect on charged particles is familiar to every student of physics or electrical engineering. A common example is the Hall Effect, a basic phenomenon of solid ...

dateOct 23, 2005 in feature
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How to find a black hole

Black holes. Just the name evokes mystery and intrigue. But do they really exist? Scientists have discovered at least 20 objects in 20 different galaxies that are potential black holes and may contain event horizons. A black ...

dateOct 20, 2005 in feature
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Study Shows Silver Nanoparticles Attach to HIV-1 virus

In the first-ever study of metal nanoparticles' interaction with HIV-1, silver nanoparticles of sizes 1-10nm attached to HIV-1 and prevented the virus from bonding to host cells. The study, published in the Journal of Nanotechnology, ...

dateOct 14, 2005 in feature
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NanoWorld: Nature Inspired Micro Circuits

A team of chemical engineers, biologists, geneticists, and electronic engineers headed by Kenneth Sandhage at the Georgia Institute of Technology and colleagues has developed a new process for converting the finely detailed ...

dateOct 13, 2005 in feature
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Unlocking the organic composition of ancient asteroids

New technology discovers primitive organic matter in 4.5 billion year old meteorites Meteorites contain fragments of asteroids brought about by collisions within the asteroid belt. These meteorites have not been exposed ...

dateOct 07, 2005 in feature
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