Archive: 14/07/2005

IBM Announces New CMOS Image Sensor Foundry Offering

IBM today announced the availability of technology and manufacturing services for complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors for use in camera-phones, digital still cameras and other consumer products. The ...

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Laser to be used to analyze Mars' soil

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists say they plan to use lasers on Martian soil to help speed the search for life and water on that planet.

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Nano-graphite may store H2 gas

Graphite films only nanometers or billionths of a meter thick could help store hydrogen in an inexpensive, easily manufactured, lightweight and nontoxic manner, an international team of scientists told UPI's Nano World.

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Online service to offer movies before DVD

Revelations Entertainment, an independent Hollywood movie distributor, has formed a new online movie service called ClickStar, which will offer a limited selection of downloadable movies before they are released on DVD.

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Apple's stellar earnings might not last

Apple's robust earnings report for the latest quarter surprised few, given the runaway success of its ubiquitous iPod, yet there already is concern sales of the digital music devices will not suffice to keep Apple growing ...

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Extreme Science

Since living conditions in other parts of our solar system are proving to be extreme, scientists searching for extraterrestrial life need to know something about creatures that can survive such conditions. Fortunately, they ...

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Nanoscale systems for early diagnosis

A partnership of scientists from the College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara, Washington University in St. Louis and UC Berkeley have been awarded $12.5 million to develop nanoscale agents to provide early diagnosis and ...

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Finding rough spot in surface measurement

For makers of computers, disk drives and other sophisticated technologies, a guiding principle is the smoother the surfaces of chips and other components, the better these devices and the products, themselves, will function.

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New Sub-Millimetre Light in the Desert

The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) project has just passed another major milestone by successfully commissioning its new technology 12-m telescope, located on the 5100m high Chajnantor plateau in the Atacama Desert ...

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Scientists determine how SARS kills

Scientists reportedly have developed a therapy to decrease the extraordinarily high death rate associated with the SARS virus.

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