Archive: 17/02/2005

Giant Crater on Titan

A giant impact crater the size of Iowa was spotted on Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during Tuesday's Titan flyby. Cassini flew within 1,577 kilometers (980 miles) of Titan's surface and its radar ...

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Small is Different

Years ago, when Uzi Landman and his colleagues set out to uncover some of the rules that govern why a non-reactive metal like gold acts as a catalyst when it is in nanoclusters only a few atoms in size, they didn’t sit ...

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UCLA Scientists Transform HIV Into Cancer-seeking Missile

Camouflaging an impotent AIDS virus in new clothes enables it to hunt down metastasized melanoma cells in living mice, reports a UCLA AIDS Institute study in the Feb. 13 online edition of Nature Medicine. The scientists added ...

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Saturn’s radio emissions and bright auroras are linked

Just as the static on an AM radio grows louder with the approach of a summer lightning storm, strong radio emissions accompany bright auroral spots -- similar to Earth’s northern lights -- on the planet Saturn, according ...

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Clemson research could help turn hydrogen hype into 'hy'ways

Americans will have a hard time driving on the future's highways if they don't have fuel. While hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, it's not readily available. Many researchers are working to develop fuel ...

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Samsung Demonstrates World's First DDR 3 Memory Prototype

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has produced the world's first DDR3 (double-data-rate) DRAM (dynamic random access memory) prototype chip. The new 512Mb DDR3 DRAM, can process data at the extraordinary rate of 1,066Mbps, and ...

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