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posted in January 2004

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Universal detector updates coal miner's canary
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have updated the idea of the "canary in the coal mine" with a microphysiometer containing real human cells that reacts quickly to all manner of toxins.
Security experts nix Internet voting plan
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1/23/2004   Post a comment
An Internet voting scheme called Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment may be dead, at least according to an independent report.
Lie-detector glasses offer peek at future of security
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1/16/2004   Post a comment
It may not be long before you hear airport security screeners ask, "Do you plan on hijacking this plane?" A U.S. company using technology developed in Israel is pitching a lie detector small enough to fit in the eyeglasses of law enforcement officers, and its inventors say it can tell whether a passenger is a terrorist by analyzing his answer to that simple question in real-time.
Lie-detector glasses offer peek at future of security
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1/16/2004   Post a comment
It may not be long before you hear airport security screeners ask, "Do you plan on hijacking this plane?"
Tunneling-magnetoresistance record set
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1/16/2004   Post a comment
Researchers at NVE Corp. say they have achieved the highest spin-dependent junction tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) to date-a 70.4 percent change between two stable states at room temperature-in a magnetoresistive "sandwich" structure.
Team tinkers with magnetic layers to build better MRAM
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1/15/2004   Post a comment
Researchers at NVE Corp. said they have achieved the highest spin-dependent junction tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) to date — a 70.4 percent change between two stable states at room temperature — in a magnetoresistive "sandwich" structure.
Process quickly, cheaply yields microfluidic chips
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1/12/2004   Post a comment
A faster, less expensive way to prototype microfluidic chips has been developed at Purdue University.
Bomb blast simulator looks to 'harden' structures
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1/5/2004   Post a comment
The world's first bomb blast simulator aims to catapult "battle hardening" from a medieval black art into a 21st-century science.


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