NASA adds technologies Web feature

The U.S. space agency has added an interactive program to its Web site, allowing users to discover some of the space technologies that now impact daily life.

NASA, Grumman sign radar development pact

The U.S. space agency and the Northrop Grumman Corp. signed an agreement to develop systems to explore life and climate on Earth and other planets.

Study: Butterflyfish may face extinction

An Australian-U.S. study suggests the black, white and yellow butterflyfish admired by eco-tourists and aquarium keepers might be at risk of extinction.

Toshiba Launches New 1.8-inch HDD with Serial ATA Interface

Toshiba Corp. today announced new 1.8-inch hard disk drives (HDD) that integrate a performance enhancing serial ATA interface: the MK1216GSG offers a storage capacity of 120GB, while the MK8016GSG has a capacity of 80GB. ...

Spitzer's Eyes Perfect for Spotting Diamonds in the Sky

Diamonds may be rare on Earth, but surprisingly common in space -- and the super-sensitive infrared eyes of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope are perfect for scouting them, say scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center in ...

The digital home: An all-in-one device

Cable clutter and interface problems will soon be a thing of the past. In the living room of the future, all devices are connected wirelessly and can be easily operated via the television set. Fraunhofer researchers and their ...

Centuries-old Maya Blue mystery finally solved

Anthropologists from Wheaton College (Illinois) and The Field Museum have discovered how the ancient Maya produced an unusual and widely studied blue pigment that was used in offerings, pottery, murals and other contexts ...

Supercomputer Unleashes Virtual 9.0 Megaquake in Pacific Northwest

On January 26, 1700, at about 9 p.m. local time, the Juan de Fuca plate beneath the ocean in the Pacific Northwest suddenly moved, slipping some 60 feet eastward beneath the North American plate in a monster quake of approximately ...

Nanoemulsion vaccines show increasing promise

A novel technique for vaccinating against a variety of infectious diseases – using an oil-based emulsion placed in the nose, rather than needles – has proved able to produce a strong immune response against smallpox and ...

AMD, Partners Produce Test Chip Using EUV Lithography

AMD, working together with its research partner, IBM, announced it has produced a working test chip utilizing Extreme Ultra-Violet (EUV) lithography for the critical first layer of metal connections across the entire chip. ...

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