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(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers have created a unique new memory storage medium that can pack thousands of times more data into one square inch of space than conventional chips and preserve this data for more than a billion years!
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Google Squared, a new search tool that Google described last month, is now live. Squared pulls information about members of a category from all over the Web and presents it in a table with rows and columns, instead of the series of page links typically returned by search engines. (Source: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/166080/new_search_tool_google_squared_goes_live.html)
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Faced with ballooning costs and growing delays, ITER -- a multi-billion-euro international experiment boldly aiming to prove atomic fusion as a power source -- will be scaled back. (Source: http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090527/full/459488a.html)
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The diabetes drug metformin may make vaccines work better and could revolutionize current strategies for both therapeutic and preventive vaccines, say University of Pennsylvania researchers. (Source: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20090603/diabetes-drug-makes-vaccines-work-better)
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A flexible memory switch that operates on less than 10 volts, maintains its memory when power is lost, and still functions after being flexed more than 4,000 times has been developed by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researhers.(NIST)The switch can be built out of inexpensive, readily available materials and it performance is similar to that of a memristor (changes its resistance depending on the amount of current that is se... More
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Ateronon, a natural supplement made from the lycopene in tomatoes, taken daily, can stave off heart disease and strokes, according to researchers at a biotechnology spinoff of Cambridge University.Ateronon contains a refined, more readily absorbed version of lycopene that can reduce the oxidation of harmful fats in the blood to almost zero within eight weeks, the researchers suggest. (Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8076556.stm)
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A new appraisal of existing studies documenting the links between tiny soot particles and premature death from cardiovascular ailments shows that mortality rates among people exposed to the particles are twice as high as previously thought, according to the nonprofit Health Effects Institute.Sources of fine particles include diesel engines, automobile tires, coal-fired power plants and oil refineries. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/s... More
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Nanoscale GHz-range ultrasonic technology that could allow scientists to see inside a patient's individual cells to help diagnose serious illnesses is being developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham.The new technology may also allow scientists to see objects even smaller than optical microscopes and be so sensitive they may be able to measure single molecules. (Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090602134943.htm)... More
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The military has spent hundreds of millions of dollars researching, developing, and purchasing "Tagging tracking and locating" (TTL) devices, including laser-based reflectors, RFID tags capable of responding from twelve miles away, homing beacons so tiny, they can be woven into fabric or paper, and invisible chemical dye to mark terrorists. (Source: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/06/inside-the-militarys-secret-terror-tagging-tech/)
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AeroVironment has received n additional $5.4 million from DARPA to further develop a tiny aircraft that can fly into tight spaces undetected, perch, and send live surveillance information to its handlers. (Source: http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/42390)
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The vibrational motions of two separated mechanical oscillators, each consisting of one beryllium and one magnesium ions, have been found to be entangled, even though they are 240 micrometers apart and located in different zones of an ion trap, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated.The research provides insights into where and how classical objects may exhibit unusual quantum behavior and suggests techn... More
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By infusing contact lenses with a patient's own stem cells from their good eye, test subjects reported a seemingly miraculous restoration of sight, say University of New South Wales researchers. (Source: Stem-Cell-Coated Contact Lenses Are Curing the Blind)
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Ultrasonic waves could one day be used as a noninvasive alternative to deep-brain stimulation (DBS) and vagus nerve stimulation in treating neurological disorders, says William Tyler, a neuroscientist at Arizona State University, who has started a company called Supersonix to commercialize the technology.(William Tyler, Arizona State University) (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/22746/)
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(Tufts University) Tufts' School of Engineering researchers have launched a study to determine the extent to which service-learning might help engineering programs attract and retain students, particularly women. The research, which is funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, will address two prevailing, but unproven, beliefs about service-learning in the engineering classroom.
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(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT engineers have built a fast, ultra-broadband, low-power radio chip, modeled on the human inner ear, that could enable wireless devices capable of receiving cell phone, Internet, radio and television signals.
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(University of Central Florida) An over-the-counter prostate cancer test kit could be coming to a pharmacy near you, thanks to the collaborative work of a University of Central Florida chemist and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando researchers.
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As many as 40,000 Web sites have been hacked to redirect unwitting victims to another Web site that tries to infect PCs with malicious software, according to security vendor Websense. (Source: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=security&articleId=9133820&taxonomyId=17&intsrc=kc_top)
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The world is "getting closer" to a swine flu pandemic as the virus shows early signs of spreading locally in countries outside the Americas, according to Keiji Fukuda, WHO assistant director-general. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news163168813.html)
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Neurolutions is developing a small implanted device that translates signals recorded from the surface of the brain into computer commands to allow paralyzed patients to control a computer and perhaps prosthetic limbs and other devices. (Eric Leuthardt, Washington University School of Medicine)The device is based on electrocorticography (ECoG), in which a grid of electrodes is surgically placed directly on the surface of the brain to monitor electr... More
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Northwestern University chemists have developed an environmentally friendly way to create syngas (a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide that can be converted into methanol), using a mix of carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and water. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17240-methanol-challenges-hydrogen-to-be-fuel-of-the-future.html)
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Sony on Tuesday demonstrated a prototype motion-sensing videogame controller. A camera tracks the player's movements, and software translates their movements to those of onscreen characters. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news163225917.html)
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Google plans to begin selling online access to electronic versions of books, available for viewing on any Web-enabled device. (Source: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2009/tc2009061_349895.htm)
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The federal government mistakenly made public a 266-page report, its pages marked "highly confidential," that gives detailed information about hundreds of the nation's civilian nuclear sites and programs, including maps showing the precise locations of stockpiles of fuel for nuclear weapons. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/us/03nuke.html)
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Google has unveiled YouTube.com/XL, a revamped version of YouTube.com/TV that works on any Web browser that can be connected to a TV, and is intended to be viewed on a television set or on a large PC screen. It can also be controlled with some remote controls, and can be made to display a series of clips continuously. (Source: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/02/youtube-moves-closer-to-the-boob-tube/)
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The world's first pig stem cells have been created by researchers at the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology in China.The researchers hope to genetically modify Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells (derived from the stem cells) to make pig organs compatible with the human immune system, allowing for xerotransplantation without an adverse reaction from the patient's own immune system. They also intend to produce pigs resistant to diseases, i... More
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