Apple Delays Leopard Until October

The company said that it needs to pull engineers from its Leopard team to help with the final development of the iPhone software.

Stretching exercises shed new light on nanotubes

Stretching a carbon nanotube composite like taffy, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Rochester Institute of Technology have made some of the first measurements of how single-walled ...

Quantum dot lasers -- 1 dot makes all the difference

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Stanford and Northwestern Universities have built micrometer-sized solid-state lasers in which a single quantum dot can play a dominant role in the device’s ...

Mass weddings -- NIST's new efficient 2-photon source

For a variety of applications in physics and technology, ranging from quantum information theory to telecommunications, it’s handy to have access to pairs of photons created simultaneously, with a chosen energy. In a significant ...

Level-headed: Economics experiment finds taste for equality

The rich don't get richer -- at least not in laboratory games. According to a new study of behavioral economics, published in the April 12, 2007 issue of Nature, people will spend their own money to make the rich less rich ...

ISS crews honor Yuri Gagarin

The International Space Station crews sent their best wishes to Moscow Thursday in honor of the anniversary of the pioneering space journey of Yuri Gagarin.

Seismologists discover complex structure in Tonga mantle wedge

The subduction zones where oceanic plates sink beneath the continents produce volcanic arcs such as those that make up the "rim of fire" around the Pacific Ocean. The volcanoes are fed by molten rock rising within a wedge ...

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