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UCSC Geophysicist Creates Computer Simulation of Indian Ocean Tsunami

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

Soon after hearing news reports of the tsunami that devastated coastal regions throughout the Indian Ocean, research geophysicist Steven Ward, an expert on tsunami hazards, went to work on his computer …

First View of a World Without Fire

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

The natural vegetation covering the globe looks like it does because of the climate, doesn't it? Forests are found where water is abundant and it is not too cold, deserts are found where it is dry. This is what our intuition tells us …

Scientists Find that the Human Nose is More Complicated than a Jumbo Jet

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

Winter colds can give you a blocked up nose that stops you from smelling chimney smoke, roasting chestnuts, warming winter puddings and the other seasonal scents …

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Stellar Fireworks Seen on New Year’s Eve

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

To celebrate the New Year, and to mark the formal debut of its online Image Gallery, the Gemini Observatory has released three striking new images

Software Tool Helps Visualize Genomes

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

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has created and released for free a software browser to help researchers better visualize and manipulate entire genomes …

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DNA May Hold Key to Compact Information Processing and Data Storage

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

The DNA molecule -- nature’s premier data storage material -- may hold the key for the information technology industry as it faces demands for more compact data processing and storage circuitry …

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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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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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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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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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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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DOE Allocates Massive Supercomputer Resources for Combustion, Astrophysics and Protein Structure Research

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

Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham has announced that 6.5 million hours of supercomputing time have been awarded to three scientific research projects aimed at increasing our understanding …

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Microsoft Acquires Anti-Spyware Leader GIANT Company

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

Microsoft Corp. announced that it has acquired GIANT Company. Software Inc., a provider of anti-spyware and Internet security products …

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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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