Archive: 18/03/2005

Researchers go into action after Tsunami

British researchers have launched urgent research programmes in order to learn lessons from the recent Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster. Such knowledge is relevant to both UK, and overseas disaster assessment and prevention ...

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NEC Realizes Enhanced Version of its PaPeRo Robots

NEC Corporation announced the development of a new advanced version of its personal partner-type robot "PaPeRo", PaPeRo 2005, which is capable of more natural communication with people principally due to improvements in ...

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Dropping nano-anchor

Touch the tines of a tuning fork and it goes silent. Scientists have faced a similar problem trying to harness the strength and conductivity of carbon nanotubes, regarded as material of choice for the next generation of everything ...

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Got NOx?

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have developed a new cost effective and energy efficient method for reducing oxides of nitrogen, or NOx, in diesel engine emissions. Called the reformer assisted catalysis, ...

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Samsung Introduces Innovative MP3 Players

Samsung Electronics announced the launch of its 2005 first-half product line-up and its intention to reach the top of the rapidly growing world market for MP3 players by 2007.

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Cell Phone Calls Via Fixed-line Networks, Via Bluetooth

In the future, cell phone users will be able to use Bluetooth to telephone at home via fixed-line networks. At CeBIT, Siemens was demonstrating the solution on a cell phone to show how access to an ISDN fixed-line network ...

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Harnessing microbes, one by one, to build a better nanoworld

Taking a new approach to the painstaking assembly of nanometer-sized machines, a team of scientists at UW-Madison has successfully used single bacterial cells to make tiny bio-electronic circuits. The work is important because ...

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Mathematician untangles legendary problem

Karl Mahlburg, a young mathematician, has solved a crucial chunk of a puzzle that has haunted number theorists since the math legend Srinivasa Ramanujan scribbled his revolutionary notions into a tattered notebook. "In a ...

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