Archive: 12/07/2005

Sandstorm robot makes unprecedented 200-mile autonomous run

Carnegie Mellon University's autonomous robotic HUMMER Sandstorm drove an unprecedented 200 miles in seven hours without human guidance last week in preparation for the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, a 175-mile driverless desert ...

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Car Buyers Say Silence Isn't Golden

The technology improvements that are giving us ever quieter cars are not proving popular with many car drivers. Car manufacturers now want to restore to the inside of a car the sounds their customers want to hear while preserving ...

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Manchester launches UK's largest nuclear institute

A century after Ernest Rutherford embarked on his research at The University of Manchester leading to the eventual splitting of the atom, the University is set to take another pioneering step towards the advancement of nuclear ...

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Letting the spin loose

A team of scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science has recently demonstrated conclusively that, in very specific circumstances, spin can become separated from charge and progress independently down a wire Two properties ...

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Metals take a walk

Scientists in the Organic Chemistry Department of the Weizmann Institute of Science have caught a glimpse of platinum-based complexes 'walking' a path to their destinations Do metal complexes casually stroll around certain ...

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A solution on paper

Weizmann Institute scientist develops a process that one day may yield a solution to the global wastepaper glut One wouldn't expect paper to be a major source of pollution: after all, it's made from wood, which in nature ...

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Scientists study music hallucinations

Psychiatrists at St. Cadoc's Hospital in Wales have issued the largest case-series study ever published concerning musical hallucinations.

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