Archive: 26/01/2005

National Academy honors 17 for major contributions to science

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has selected 17 individuals to receive awards honoring their outstanding scientific achievements. The awards will be presented on May 2 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., during the ...

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Novel nanotechnology detects human DNA mutations

Rapid enzyme-free platform allows robust gene identification without gene amplification Researchers at Nanosphere, Inc. today reported unprecedented benefits in the company's technology for the medical analysis of human ...

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Engineers improving programs needed for nuclear reactor safety

Researchers from Purdue University, government and the nuclear power industry are improving three computer programs that are critical to preventing disasters such as the Three Mile Island accident in 1979. The complex programs, ...

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Gentler processing may yield better molecular devices

A simple, chemical way to attach electrical contacts to molecular-scale electronic components has been developed by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The recently patented method attaches ...

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Lab experiments mimic a star's energy bursts

A key process that enhances the production of nuclear energy in the interior of dense stars has been re-created in the laboratory for the first time by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). ...

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Laser applications heat up for carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes -- a hot nanotechnology with many potential uses -- may find one of its quickest applications in the next generation of standards for optical power measurements, which are essential for laser systems used ...

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SMART-1's first images from the Moon

ESA's SMART-1 captured its first close-range images of the Moon this January, during a sequence of test lunar observations from an altitude between 1000 and 5000 kilometres above the lunar surface. SMART-1 entered its first ...

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