Origins of life

Calculations favor reducing atmosphere for early earth. Was Miller-Urey experiment correct? Using primitive meteorites called chondrites as their models, earth and planetary scientists at Washington University in St. Louis ...

Apple Introduces iPod nano

Apple introduced the iPod nano, a revolutionary full-featured iPod that holds 1,000 songs yet is thinner than a standard #2 pencil and less than half the size of competitive players. The iPod nano features an ultra-portable, ...

Ultrathin films promise a multitude of uses

Imagine a special coating that can be applied to any of a number of surfaces. With its application, carpets, furniture and clothing become super-resistant to stains; automobile bodies are impermeable to water and rust; stents ...

Scientists develop 'clever' artificial hand

Scientists have developed a new ultra-light limb that can mimic the movement in a real hand better than any currently available. This research was presented today at the Institute of Physics conference Sensors and their Applications ...

Water detection at Gusev crater described

Chemical proof for two wet scenarios A large team of NASA scientists, led by earth and planetary scientists at Washington University in St. Louis details the first solid set of evidence for water having existed on Mars at ...

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