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Tech Watch: Cruise Around…Jetson’s Style!

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Shiny, red, truly aerodynamic. Yes! Leave that pandemonium behind and arrive at work in no time, and in style! Rest easy, my friend. This fine alternative to road rage and antacid-popping is in the works…

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National Geographic-IBM Map Migratory History of Humankind

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

The National Geographic Society and IBM launched a groundbreaking research initiative that will trace the migratory history of the human species. The Genographic Project, a five-year research partnership…

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RHIC Scientists Serve Up “Perfect” Liquid

March 31, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

The four detector groups conducting research at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) — a giant atom "smasher" located at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory — say they've created a new state of hot, dense matter…

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World’s Largest Computing Grid Surpasses 100 Sites

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

British physicists and computer scientists are playing a key role in facing one of the biggest computing problems in the world--how to process the massive data volumes expected from the world's biggest particle physics experiment…

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Moore’s Law Implicated through Energy-Saving PBITS

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

For millions of users of computer devices requiring frequent recharging such as cell phones, PDAs and MP3 players, new technology developed at Georgia Tech could mean they are no longer tethered to their chargers. Dr. Krishna Palem announces that he has confirmed

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Harnessing Microbes One by One to Build a Better Nanoworld

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Taking a new approach to the painstaking assembly of nanometer-sized machines, a team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has successfully used single bacterial cells to make tiny bio-electronic circuits…

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I’m Sorry, What’s Your Name Again?

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Understanding the biology of memory is a major goal of contemporary neuroscientists. Short-term or "working" memory is an important process that enables us to interact in meaningful ways …

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Hydrogen and Methane Sustain Unusual Life at Sea Floor's 'Lost City'

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

The hydrothermal vents at the ocean bottom were miles from any location scientists could have imagined. One massive seafloor vent was 18 stories tall. All were creamy white and gray

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Almost Only Counts in Horseshoes & #151 and Computer Chips

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Computer chip manufacturers traditionally have had a single, simple standard for their product: perfection. But a USC engineer who has spent his career devising ways to have chips test themselves has found that less than perfect is sometimes good enough …

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Grassroots "Einstein@Home" Astrophysics Project Goes Live

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

A new grassroots computing project dubbed Einstein@Home, which will let anyone with a personal computer contribute to cutting edge astrophysics research, was officially announced at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

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Hubble Weighs in on the Heaviest Stars in the Galaxy

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Unlike humans, stars are born with all the weight they will ever have. A human's birth weight varies by just a few pounds, but a star's weight ranges from less than a tenth to more than 100 times the mass of our Sun…

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New Machines Could Turn Homes into Small Factories

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

A revolutionary machine, which can quickly and cheaply make everything from a cup to a clarinet, could be in all our homes in the next few years. Research by engineers at the University of Bath could transform the manufacture of almost all everyday household objects by allowing people to produce them in their own homes…

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Phone ET…or Send Him an Email

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

The world's first "Intergalactic Communication System," www.TalkToAliens.com, has announced that its new "E-Mail to Aliens" service is now available for the public worldwide. A user simply visits the website and selects the "E-Mail to Space" option…

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Taking the Terror Out of Terror

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Anticipating attacks from terrorists, and hardening potential targets against them, is a wearying and expensive business that could be made simpler through a broader view of the opponents' origins, fears, and ultimate objectives…

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Widget Watch: Get Out of Bed with Clocky

February 28, 2005 7:00 pm | News | Comments

When the alarm clock goes off and the snooze button is pressed, Clocky will roll off the bedside table and wheel away, bumping mindlessly into objects on the floor until it eventually finds a spot to rest. Minutes later, when the alarm sounds again, the sleeper must get up out of bed and search for Clocky…

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