NIST Bullet Tests Make Frangibles More Tangible

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are measuring precisely the disintegration of “frangible” bullets when they strike a surface to better understand how the ammunition might affect body ...

Designer Gradients Speed Surface Science Experiments

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated an elegantly simple technique for synthesizing a wide variety of complex surfaces that vary in a controlled fashion across a test strip. ...

VSNL launches global Ethernet network

VSNL Singapore announced Thursday the launch of a private-line Ethernet service that will connect major cities on three continents.

Coastal Water Contamination Increases with Population

The increase in coastal area population is directly correlated to an increase in contaminated waters and shellfish bed closings. Over 85 percent of all beach closures and advisories in 2004, over 19,950 days, were a result ...

Researchers Discover the 'Big Sperm Paradox'

Syracuse University Ph.D. student Adam Bjork is a man on a mission: to unlock the mysteries of cryptic female choice. He’s not studying psychology or trying to get a date—he’s a student of biology in SU’s College ...

Massive-star supernovae found to be major space dust factories

An unaccounted for source of space dust which spawns life in the universe has been identified by an international team of scientists. They report in Science Express that Type II supernovae – where a massive star comes to ...

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