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Electrical Circuit Runs Entirely Off Power in Trees

September 15, 2009 10:33 am | News | Comments

You've heard about flower power. What about tree power? It turns out that it's there, in small but measurable quantities. There's enough power in trees for University of Washington researchers to run an electronic circuit


Molecules on a String: Size isn't the only thing that matters for data storage

September 15, 2009 8:03 am | News | Comments

Molecules of hydrogen are difficult to steer with electric fields because of the symmetrical way that charges are distributed within them. But now researchers at ETH Zurich have found a clever technique to get a grip on the molecules


First Solar Thermal Installation Integrated with Coal

September 14, 2009 12:51 pm | News | Comments

A demonstration project undertaken by Colorado’s largest electric utility is intended to increase power plant efficiency while lowering CO 2 emissions. This is the first time that solar energy will be used to increase the efficiency and lower the emissions of a coal power plant in the United States


Thousands of New Images Show Mars in High Resolution

September 14, 2009 11:46 am | News | Comments

Thousands of newly released images from more than 1,500 telescopic observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a wide range of gullies, dunes, craters, geological layering and other features on the Red Planet


Open-source Camera Could Revolutionize Photography

September 14, 2009 11:27 am | News | Comments

Stanford photo scientists are out to reinvent digital photography with the introduction of an open-source digital camera, dubbed Frankencamera, which will give programmers around the world the chance to create software that will teach cameras new tricks


Will Kepler Find Habitable Moons?

September 14, 2009 10:43 am | News | Comments

Since the launch of the NASA Kepler Mission earlier this year, astronomers have been keenly awaiting the first detection of an Earth-like planet around another star. Now, in an echo of science fiction movies, a team of scientists thinks that they may even find habitable ‘exomoons’ too


Final Lockheed GPS Satellite Begins Operations

September 14, 2009 10:32 am | News | Comments

The last in a series of eight modernized Global Positioning System IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellites built by Lockheed Martin has been declared operational by the U.S. Air Force for military and civilian navigation users around the globe.


Intel Announces Organizational Changes

September 14, 2009 10:15 am | News | Comments

Intel has announced a number of important organizational changes and expansion of some key executive responsibilities. The changes align the business around the core competencies of Intel Architecture and world class manufacturing, placing operating responsibility for them in three senior executives.


3-D DNA Crystals Connect Biotechnology to Nanotechnology

September 14, 2009 9:57 am | News | Comments

Chemists have created 3-D DNA structures, a breakthrough bridging the molecular world to the world in which we live. The work has a range of potential industrial and pharmaceutical applications, such as creation of nanoelectronic components and organization of drug receptor targets to enable illumination of their 3-D structures.


Constructing an Ocean-observing Cyberinfrastructure

September 4, 2009 4:50 am | News | Comments

The U.S. has taken the next step toward construction of the revolutionary Ocean Observatories Initiative: a network of ocean observing components, and their associated cyberinfrastructure, that will allow scientists to examine ocean processes on global, regional and coastal scales


Nanoplasmonic Devices Could Create Super-fast Optical Computers

September 3, 2009 12:44 pm | News | Comments

Computers which use light to process large amounts of data faster than ever before are just one of many groundbreaking potential applications of a new research program at Queen's and Imperial College London


Clean Room to Push Technology Boundaries “More than Moore”

September 3, 2009 12:34 pm | News | Comments

The University of Southampton’s Southampton Nanofabrication Centre, which opened September 9, will make it possible to manufacture high-speed and non-volatile ‘universal memory’ devices for industry within five years


Modeling Nanoworlds

September 3, 2009 12:13 pm | News | Comments

Quantitative models built by the ATOMICS project will enable breakthrough simulations and optimization of nanodevices at the 32 nm technology node and beyond


Is Tetris Good for the Brain?

September 3, 2009 11:06 am | News | Comments

Brain imaging has shown that playing Tetris leads to a thicker cortex and may also increase brain efficiency


Repairing Your PDA

September 3, 2009 11:06 am | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. The hardest part of the whole project may be retraining yourself to use a light touch with the stylus again It seems like each device has its own set of characteristic problems. Fortunately, there are people out there to help you when things go wrong



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