Archive: 13/05/2005

New SanDisk Sansa Mp3 Players

SanDisk Corporation announced the availability of its new SanDisk Sansa e100 series of small, portable digital music players at select national retailers. The new line of MP3 players use embedded flash memory to store many ...

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Map of life on Earth could be used on Mars

A geologist from Washington University in St. Louis is developing new techniques to render a more coherent story of how primitive life arose and diverged on Earth - with implications for Mars. Carrine Blank, Ph.D., Washington ...

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Probing Question: What is a supersolid?

"Imagine you have an orchestra together, but everyone is playing their own tune, until they begin to follow a conductor. In a normal solid, every atom has its own behavior until very close to absolute zero. Then quantum ...

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High-Tech Robot Skin

by Lori Keesey Goddard Technologist Proposes Sensitive Skin Covering for Robots The ballerina gracefully dances on a small stage. She is followed not by a male partner, but by a robotic arm manipulator that seems to sense ...

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Plug-and-play storage

For something with no physical properties, information certainly takes up a lot of storage space. And that same intangible asset generates plenty of very real headaches. Businesses of every size know all too well about the ...

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Ultra-clean coal to power a greener future

Engineers in Nottingham are developing ultra-clean coal that could make power generation 50% more efficient and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by a third. A team at The University of Nottingham is one of only two in the ...

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Do genes exist?

Although 'genes' are still thought of as the basic units of inheritance, new research has shown that scientists themselves cannot agree on what constitues a gene. This lack of consensus is so great that the concept of a gene ...

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Humans went out of Africa for shellfish

The lure of a seafood diet may explain why early humans came out of Africa, according to research by the universities of Leeds and Glasgow published in Science this week. Early modern humans in East Africa survived on an ...

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