Archive: 16/10/2008

Martian Polar Layer Erosion Looks Striking

( -- An odd, solitary hill rising part-way down an eroding slope in Mars' north polar layered terrain may be the remnant of a buried impact crater, suggests a University of Arizona planetary scientist who studied ...

dateOct 16, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Better beer: College team creating anticancer brew

College students often spend their free time thinking about beer, but a group of Rice University students are taking it to the next level. They're using genetic engineering to create beer that contains resveratrol, a chemical ...

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Intel Ships Enterprise-Class Solid-State Drives

Intel Corp. has begun shipping its highest- performing solid-state drive (SSD), the Intel X-25E Extreme SATA Solid-State Drive, aimed at server, workstation and storage systems. Unlike mechanical drives, the SSDs contain ...

dateOct 16, 2008 in Hardware
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Digital TV Transition Will Be Messy

( -- The pending mandatory switch of all U.S. televisions to digital will be messy, a federal communications official said on Tuesday, urging broadcasters to step up local efforts to educate the public.

dateOct 16, 2008 in Telecom weblog
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The earliest blacksmiths may have been bacteria

( -- Talk about a Cold Case. This mystery goes back to when there was no oxygen on the planet and bacteria were the most sophisticated life form. But Kurt Konhauser holds a clue to answering some ancient questions. ...

dateOct 16, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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