Archive: 30/03/2006

Quantum Dot Method Rapidly Identifies Bacteria

A rapid method for detecting and identifying very small numbers of diverse bacteria, from anthrax to E. coli, has been developed by scientists from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institute of Standards and ...

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Scientists discover the Universe's strongest magnetic field

Scientists from The University of Exeter and the International University, Bremen have discovered what is thought to be the strongest magnetic field in the Universe. In a paper in the journal Science, Dr Daniel Price and ...

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Frictionless motion observed in water

Researchers at the University of Southern California and Brown University say they have achieved near-frictionless motion in water by using lasers to spin a molecule like a propeller. Free rotation can occur in gases, where ...

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Lizard’s ‘third eye’ sheds light on how vision evolved

A primitive third eye found in many types of lizards, used to detect changes in light and dark and to regulate the production of certain hormones, may help explain how vision evolved and how signals are transmitted from the ...

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Feds proposed new fuel economy rules

The federal government has proposed new fuel economy standards for light trucks, including the largest sport utility vehicles.

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Engineers Identify Materials for nMOS Metal Gate Electrodes

Sematech engineers have identified metal electrode materials that can be used to build reliable nMOS transistors with high‑k dielectric – a major milestone in the quest to fabricate working CMOS devices using metal ...

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Subsurface bacteria to immobilize uranium

In research that could help control contamination from the radioactive element uranium, scientists have discovered that some bacteria found in the soil and subsurface can release phosphate that converts uranium contamination ...

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Scientists observe solitary vibrations in uranium

Los Alamos scientists, working with collaborators from around the world, recently observed experimental evidence of solitary vibrations (solitons) in a solid. First observed as localized waves on the surface of water more ...

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