Archive: 21/07/2005

IBM Storage Services Maintains Worldwide Lead in Market Share

IBM today announced that it continues to lead in the 2004 storage services marketplace based on revenue throughout Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific and Japan, according to a recent Gartner annual report on the worldwide storage ...

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Revelations about the center of the Earth

Recently, seismologists have observed that the speed and direction of seismic waves in Earth’s lower mantle, between 400 and 1,800 miles below the surface, vary tremendously. "I think we may have discovered why the seismic ...

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'Satellites and the city'

Just how does society's desire to live in densely populated areas have the potential to change our Earth's climate? According to a new paper, satellites can help us answer that question.

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Virtual trip to the heart of 400 million years old microfossils

Researchers from the Université de Montpellier II (France), the Institute of Geology of China, and the ESRF have been able to identify enigmatic fossils from Devonian (about 400 million years) as fructification of charophyte ...

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R&D 100 award for inexpensive gamma ray detector device

Douglas S. McGregor and Walter McNeil have a philosophy: use clever methods to keep things simple. "You can always add more circuitry to make things complex, but that is just more to break down," McGregor said. "If we keep ...

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The supernova that just won't fade away

Scientists have found that a star that exploded in 1979 is as bright today in X-ray light as it was when it was discovered years ago, a surprise finding because such objects usually fade significantly after only a few months.

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One-atom-thick materials promise a 'new industrial revolution'

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a new class of materials which have previously only existed in science fiction films and books. A team of British and Russian scientists led by Professor Geim have ...

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Physicists create a 'perfect' way to study the Big Bang

Physicists have created the state of matter thought to have filled the Universe just a few microseconds after the big bang and found it to be different from what they were expecting. Instead of a gas, it is more like a liquid. ...

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'Tall' crystals from tiny templates

Achieving a first in the world of novel optical materials, researchers at the U. S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are making 3-D photonic band gap crystals four millimeters square (approximately one-eighth of ...

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Engineers Deliver Robot to Neutralize Remote Explosives

Engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate have rapidly prototyped, developed, and delivered low-cost expendable robots to disable and dispose of improvised explosive devices.

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