Archive: 2/03/2007

Frozen lightning: NIST's new nanoelectronic switch

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated a prototype nanoscale electronic switch that works like lightning—except for the speed. Their proof-of-concept experiments reported last ...

dateMar 02, 2007 in Nanophysics
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Atom 'noise' may help design quantum computers

As if building a computer out of rubidium atoms and laser beams weren't difficult enough, scientists sometimes have to work as if blindfolded: The quirks of quantum physics can cause correlations between the atoms to fade ...

dateMar 02, 2007 in General Physics
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Rosetta, New Horizons team up

ESA and NASA are mounting a joint campaign to observe Jupiter over the next few weeks with two different spacecraft. Rosetta will watch the big picture from its current position near Mars, whilst New Horizons will take close-up ...

dateMar 02, 2007 in Astronomy
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GIOVE-A navigation signal available to users

The GIOVE-A Signal-in-Space Interface Control Document, the document that gives the technical details of the signals transmitted by the GIOVE-A satellite, has been released. This will allow receiver manufacturers and research ...

dateMar 02, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Little Rafts Battle Anthrax

Whether as a bioweapon or as a “mere” animal epidemic, anthrax is a serious threat. A team of Canadian and American researchers has now developed a method to increase the effectiveness of an anthrax toxin inhibitor.

dateMar 02, 2007 in
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