Liquid alloy shows solid-like crystal structure at surface

A substance used in nanotechnology contains unusual structures at its surface, a team of researchers led by Oleg Shpyrko, Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has ...

MIT researchers create visionary optic fibers

In a radical departure from conventional lens-based optics, MIT scientists have developed a sophisticated optical system made of mesh-like webs of light-detecting fibers. The fiber constructs, which have a number of advantages ...

Problem: implant infection, solution: nanotech surfaces

Orthopaedic implants help millions of Americans stay active. But these medical devices are prone to infection, forcing patients back to surgery for repair or replacement. Now, for the first time, a team of engineers has shown ...

Supernova leaves behind mysterious object

Thanks to data from ESA's XMM-Newton satellite, a team of scientists taking a closer look at an object discovered over 25 years ago have found that it is like none other known in our galaxy.

U.S. may sue China over IPR violations

The United States may be on the verge of suing China over alleged violations of intellectual-property rights, it was reported Friday.

Asia-Pacific software market seen robust

The content-management software market in the Asia-Pacific region excluding Japan will likely increase to $245.3 million by 2010, a research group said.

Globe Talk: The push for seniors online

Going online is no longer a choice, but a necessity for those living in highly wired societies. What's more, old age should not be an excuse to be cut off from cyberspace, or so argues the British government.

Wireless World: WiFi now in rural areas

Just two years ago, wireless fidelity technology was an utterly urban phenomenon. Urbane computer users in the cities frequented coffee houses and Kinko's shops, whenever they were about town, to check their e-mail messages ...

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