Archive: 3/11/2005

Improved Materials Dominate Chip Evolution

Material innovation has replaced scaling as the primary source of performance and feature improvements in leading-edge CMOS semiconductors, IBM technologist Paul Farrar, Jr. told attendees at the ISMI Symposium on Manufacturing ...

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Chemist explores ways to make hydrogen a viable fuel

A chemist at Washington University in St. Louis hopes to find the right stuff to put the element hydrogen in a sticky situation. Lev Gelb, Ph.D., Washington University assistant professor of chemistry, prepares theoretical ...

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2,000 Theropod teeth

A paleontologist at Washington University in St. Louis has concocted a mathematical scheme for identifying dinosaurs based upon measurements of their copious Mesozoic dental droppings. His method could help paleobiologists ...

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Tips for Staying Safe on the Internet

Dan Barker, the co-owner of Strategic Data Integration in Hillsborough, N.C., and an editor of “Certified Internet Webmaster Foundations for Dummies,” teaches the Duke Continuing Studies course "PC Threats: Spam, Scams ...

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Ocean-Injection Strategy for Combating Greenhouse Effect

In searching for ways to counteract the greenhouse effect, some scientists have proposed capturing the culprit---carbon dioxide---as it is emitted from power plants, then liquefying the gas and injecting it into the ocean. ...

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Mars Kicks Up the Dust as It Makes Closest Approach to Earth

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this picture of Mars on October 28, within a day of its closest approach to Earth on the night of October 29. Hubble astronomers were also excited to have captured a regional dust storm ...

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Multinational zero-tariff chip deal struck

A deal that will erase tariffs on multi-chip packages was reached by the United States, Europe and major Asian nations, it was announced Thursday.

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Humidity influences gecko adhesion ability

Germany scientists say they're closer to understanding how geckos climb walls, walk upside down across ceilings and perform other feats of adherence.

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Anti-aging hormone actions revealed

Scientists say the recently discovered anti-aging hormone "Klotho" acts by increasing a cell's ability to detoxify harmful reactive oxygen species.

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