Photo software creates 3-D world

In the digital age, organizing a photo collection has gone from bad to worse. The saying used to be that a picture is worth a thousand words. Now the question arises: what are a thousand pictures worth? In a word, a headache.

Detecting Radiation on Lunar and Mars Missions

Astronauts on lunar and Mars missions will need to continually assess their radiation risk and exposure. The faculty and midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) are developing a small device to do exactly that, ...

Toshiba Plug Loophole in Security of Quantum Cryptography

Toshiba Research announced today that it has developed two new technologies to realize 'unconditionally secure' quantum key distribution (QKD). To achieve this, Toshiba has overcome a potential security loophole in current ...

Nano Printing Technique Produces Model Membranes

An international team of investigators based in the United States and Germany has modified the nanoscale printing technique known as dip-pen nanolithography to create large numbers of model cell membranes. This method, published ...

Labeling Cells with Magnetic Nanoparticles

Investigators at the German Cancer Research Center have developed silica-coated iron oxide nanoparticles that allow for cell tracking in a live animal using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). More sensitive methods for tracking ...

Alaskan drilling will assess gas hydrate

Drilling has started on an Alaskan North Slope well to assess the United States' largest potential fossil energy resource: gas hydrate.

Less is more for label readers, research shows

Apparently, most grocery-store goers shop for what they don’t want. Of course, they don’t want calories. But what about looking for the good stuff — the vitamins, nutrients, and other goodies listed on the side of the ...

Under pressure, vanadium won't turn down the volume

Scientists at Carnegie’s Geophysical Laboratory have discovered a new type of phase transition—a change from one form to another—in vanadium, a metal that is commonly added to steel to make it harder and more durable. ...

AMD Releases New Desktop Processors

AMD today introduced desktop processors designed for users seeking the ultimate in energy-conscious or high-performance computing.

An ancient retrovirus is resurrected

Retroviruses have been around longer than humanity itself. In fact, the best-known family member, HIV, is a relative youngster, with its first known human infections occurring sometime in the mid-20th century.

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