Archive: 17/02/2006

Bacterium found to have strange magnetic personality

Researchers led by an MIT graduate student have discovered a bacterium that is a magnetic misfit of sorts. Magnetotactic bacteria contain chains of magnetic iron minerals that allow them to orient in the Earth's magnetic ...

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Nano fights cancer

They are only a few nanometers in size, but their impact is tremendous: The tiny particles drive cancer cells to their death in no time at all. At nano tech 2006 in Japan from February 21 to 23 Fraunhofer researchers will ...

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Unique exhibit provides glimpse of robotic future

Picture a computer with no keyboard, mouse or monitor... just projected light, and a space that behaves like magic. But this is no figment of the imagination. It is Robot Ships, a unique exhibit, designed and produced by ...

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Princeton professor foresees computer science revolution

At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Bernard Chazelle, professor of computer science at Princeton University, plans to issue a call to arms for his profession, challenging his ...

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Thinking too hard may not help

Complicated decisions might be best left to the unconscious mind because thinking too hard may lead to bad choices, a Dutch study found.

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New method may help optimize light-emitting semiconductors

Physicists at JILA have demonstrated an ultrafast laser technique for "seeing" once-hidden electronic behavior in semiconductors, which eventually could be useful in more predictable design of optoelectronic devices, including ...

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