Archive: 28/06/2005

HP unveils new tape backup solutions

HP today announced several new tape backup offerings for its HP Business Protection portfolio to provide small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) with affordable data protection. Chief among these are the industry's first DAT ...

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Brookhaven Scientists Create a New Nanostructure

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have devised a method to create a new, intriguing nanostructure: ultra-thin, ribbon-like "nanobelts" bound to nanotubes. Their research achieves ...

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Panel: NASA's shuttle efforts fall short

An advisory panel says NASA has not fully met three key safety changes it agreed to make in the wake the Columbia disaster that killed the seven-member crew.

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Study: Vitamin C fails to prevent colds

Vitamin C does nothing to prevent the common cold but may shorten its duration, Australian and Finnish researchers say in their analysis of 55 studies.

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Giant sarcophagus found in Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Culture Tuesday announced the discovery of a giant granite sarcophagus in an ancient cemetery in Sakara, outside Cairo.

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The Unusual Origin of Peacock Brown

Many animals' colors originate from photonic crystals, which reflect specific colors of light as a result of their nanoscopic structures, rather than from pigments, which derive their colors from their chemical composition. ...

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Creating NanoSpinners

A new method for controlling the rotation of nanowires will likely lead to tiny mixers, motors, and other microscopic devices. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University made videos of their spinning nanowires, which are only ...

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DNA constraints control structure of attached macromolecules

A new method for manipulating macromolecules has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The technique uses double-stranded DNA to direct the behavior of other molecules. In previous ...

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