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UBC Prof’s Research Challenges Prevailing Theory of How New Species Evolve

December 31, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

A research team lead by University of British Columbia zoology assistant professor Darren Irwin is the first in the world to demonstrate a genetic gradient -- or path of gradually changing genetic traits -- between two distinct species that have been isolated by distance …

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EFF Announces Endangered Gizmos List

December 31, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

A new project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) highlights the way misguided laws and lawsuits can pollute the environment for technological innovation …

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DNA Used to Make Nanotransistors

December 31, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Take a little DNA, add a pinch of carbon nanotubes, sprinkle in a few grains of gold, all on a clean silicon surface, and whip up a batch of nanotransistors

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Laser Applications Heat Up for Carbon Nanotubes

December 31, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Carbon nanotubes, a hot nanotechnology with many potential uses, may find one of its quickest applications in the next generation of standards for optical power measurements …

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Advance in Transparent Electronics Could Spawn New Industry

December 31, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Researchers at Oregon State University and Hewlett Packard have reported their first example of an entirely new class of materials which could be used to make transparent transistors …

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Novel Zigzag Shape Gives Sensors Magnetic Appeal

December 31, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed tiny magnetic sensors in a "zigzag" shape that are simpler in design and likely will be cheaper to make than conventional magnetic sensors

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Spitzer and Hubble Capture Evolving Planetary Systems

November 30, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Two of NASA's Great Observatories, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, have provided astronomers an unprecedented look at dusty planetary debris around stars the size of our Sun …

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All Earth Wants For Christmas? A Sock For Its Coal

November 30, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Concerns about greenhouse gases and global warming are getting scientists to think in unconventional ways about how to stem the carbon dioxide tide …

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NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe Resigns

November 30, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Administrator Sean O'Keefe, who over the past three years led the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through an aggressive and comprehensive management transformation and helped the agency through one of its most painful tragedies, has resigned …

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Hello, Hello, Earth?

November 30, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

If ET ever phones home, chances are Earthlings wouldn't recognize the call as anything other than random noise or a star. New research shows that highly efficient electromagnetic transmissions from our neighbors in space would resemble the thermal radiation emitted by stars …

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Energy-efficient Communications Chip Could Overcome 'Power Barrier'

November 30, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

The research team at the Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (iCORE) High-Capacity Digital Communications Laboratory in the U of A’s Faculty of Engineering has designed a computer chip that uses about 100 times less energy than current state-of-the-art digital chips …

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Real-Time Mobile Communications Data Transfer Soars at 1 Gbit-s

November 30, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

A world record was set at the research laboratories of the Siemens Communications Group. For the first time, data was transferred in real time via mobile communication at a speed of one gigabit per second (Gbit/s) …

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Lenovo to Acquire IBM Personal Computing Division

November 30, 2004 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Lenovo Group Limited and IBM announced a definitive agreement under which Lenovo will acquire IBM's Personal Computing Division to form the world's third-largest PC business …

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Data Acquisition 2004 Top Products Award Winner: LabVIEW

November 30, 2004 7:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

LabVIEW is a graphical development environment for signal acquisition, measurement analysis and data presentation that provides the flexibility of a programming language without development tools

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Data Acquisition 2004 Top Products Award Winner: UN-SCAN-IT

November 30, 2004 7:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

UN-SCAN-IT for Windows automatically converts scanned graphs to (x,y) data using a drag-and-drop interface, colored data line follower, improved grid line filters and a graphical (x,y) data eraser

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