Archive: 24/02/2005

Scientists regenerate optic nerve for the first time

New hope for sufferers of glaucoma and spinal cord injuries For the first time, scientists have regenerated a damaged optic nerve -- from the eye to the brain. This achievement, which occurred in laboratory mice and is described ...

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Scientists entice superconducting devices to act like atoms

Advance marks progress toward quantum computer made with 'artificial atoms' Two superconducting devices have been coaxed into a special, interdependent state that mimics the unusual interactions sometimes seen in pairs of ...

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Regents approve pioneering nanosystems degree

The Louisiana Board of Regents granted final approval Thursday for Louisiana Tech to offer the nanosystems engineering degree program, the first such program in the nation. Tech’s new Bachelor of Science degree program ...

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Another Look at an Enigmatic New World

On January 14, 2005, the ESA Huygens probe arrived at Saturn's largest satellite, Titan. After a faultless descent through the dense atmosphere, it touched down on the icy surface of this strange world from where it continued ...

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Taking Java to the embedded market

The age of the ‘disappearing computer’ is upon us. Slowly but surely, traditional IT systems are moving from visible desktop computers to invisible embedded computers in intelligent devices, thanks in part to cutting-edge ...

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