Mighty Nanofibers Could Mean Stronger, Lighter Materials

Bigger may be better, but tinier is stronger. So say scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, who have shown that tiny polymer nanofibers become much stronger when their diameters shrink below a certain ...

Endangered shortnose sturgeon saved in Hudson River

For the first time in U.S., and probably global, history a fish identified as endangered has been shown to have recovered -- and in the Hudson River, which flows through one of the world's largest population centers, New ...

Hubble Probes Layer-Cake Structure of Alien World's Atmosphere

The powerful vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has allowed astronomers to study for the first time the layer-cake structure of the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. Hubble discovered a dense upper layer ...

Viewing the Future: ILC Simulations

Even though it will still be several years before the International Linear Collider (ILC) comes online, scientists have already conducted millions of collision experiments, using detectors that have not been built yet. This ...

Physicists manipulate temperature of Kondo effect

Physicists at Ohio University have learned how to manipulate the temperature of the Kondo effect, which they observed for the first time in a two-dimensional molecular layer.

Security gurus see even harsher browser attacks for '07

Another year, another round of sneaky online attacks. IBM security experts anticipate 2007 will see more sophisticated profit-motivated cyber attacks, including more focus on Web browsers as well as advances in image-based ...

Electronic nurses

It may not be long before swarms of tiny mobile robots will be giving a hand to the nurses and medical orderlies in hospitals.

Finding may unshackle the potential of composite materials

In an advance that could lead to composite materials with virtually limitless performance capabilities, a University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist has dispelled a 50-year-old theoretical notion that composite materials must ...

Panasonic Adds Six New LUMIX Cameras

Today Panasonic unveiled six new compact models in its LUMIX digital camera family. The new additions include the DMC-FX30, the world's slimmest camera with a 28 mm wide-angle zoom lens, and the TZ3, the world's smallest ...

Space Station To Grow Faster, Mark Firsts Throughout Year

Already spanning an acre in orbit, the International Space Station this year will grow faster in size, power, volume and mass than ever before, significantly expanding its capabilities and setting new records for humans in ...

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