Short list announced for $500M lab

Sites in Kansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas and North Carolina are being considered as the possible site of a $500 million U.S. Homeland Security research lab.

NTT DoCoMo Begins Super 3G Experiment

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that this month it began testing an experimental Super 3G system for mobile communications. With this experiment, DoCoMo will seek to achieve a downlink transmission rate of 300Mbps over a ...

On a wire or in a fiber, a wave is a wave

In an experiment modeled on the classic “Young’s double slit experiment” and published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, researchers have powerfully reinforced the understanding that surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) ...

Californians urged to help reduce spread of Sudden Oak Death

An update on the increased spread of Sudden Oak Death, a plant disease devastating many of California's coastal oak and tanoak trees, and information on what Californians can do to help reduce its spread will be presented ...

Chromosome glue repairs damaged DNA

When a strand of DNA breaks in the body's cells, it normally does not take long until it has been repaired. Now researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have discovered a new mechanism that helps ...

Atlantis readies for Columbus mission

More than 500 years ago, the voyages of Christopher Columbus to the New World and the discoveries he made caused quite a stir throughout Europe. Today, excitement is building on both sides of the Atlantic as the long-awaited ...

The Gobbling Dwarf that Exploded

A unique set of observations, obtained with ESO's VLT, has allowed astronomers to find direct evidence for the material that surrounded a star before it exploded as a Type Ia supernova. This strongly supports the scenario ...

A walking robot goes mountaineering

The human gait is a marvel of coordination. All aspects of movement control – from the angle of the knee joints to the momentum of the hip up to the balance point of the torso – need to be meticulously adjusted. In addition, ...

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