Archive: 3/05/2010

Reveal-all scanner for works of art

Painted-over murals were thought to be irretrievably lost because conventional methods are seldom suitable to rendering the hidden works visible without causing damage. Research scientists now aim to reveal the secrets of ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Engineering
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An optical traffic cop for rapid communication

It looks like a piece of gel that slips into the sole of your sneaker, but it's a new nano-based technology that can make computers and the Internet hundreds of times faster -- a communications technology "enabler" that may ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Engineering
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Revolution with a salad spinner (w/ Video)

A simple salad spinner will save lives this summer, if everything goes as planned by two Rice University undergraduates. The spinner has been turned, so to speak, into a rudimentary centrifuge that medical clinics in developing ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Engineering
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