One Star's Life Ends With A Ring

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the shimmering embers of a dying star, and in their midst a strange doughnut-shaped ring. "Spitzer's infrared vision has revealed what could not be seen before - a massive ...

New Self-Assemble Building Blocks for Nanotechnology

University of Michigan researchers have discovered a way to self-assemble nanoparticles into wires, sheets, shells and other unusual structures using sticky patches that make the particles group themselves together in programmed ...

First Observation of an “Atomic Air Force”

The first sighting of atoms flying in formation has been reported by physicists at the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) ...

No More HP Alpha Processors

Hewlett-Packard will release its final Alpha processor on Monday - the 1.3GHZ Alpha EV7z. The chip will be incorporated into the existing HP GS 1280 server. HP will continue to sell its AlphaServers through 2006, and will ...

World's Lightest Micro-Flying Robot Built by Epson

Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson") today announced that it has successfully developed a lighter and more advanced successor to the FR, the world's smallest and lightest micro-flying robot. Turning once again to its micromechatronics ...