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CT scanner to screen carry-on luggage in '07
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Since the British police foiled the plot to smuggle liquid explosives onto U.S.-bound commercial aircraft in carry-on baggage, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been scrambling to develop technologies that could spot such items.
Displays may see full color
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Swiss researchers have found a way to directly make any color that can be perceived by the human eye on a computer screen.
ORNL spin-off beta tests hybrid solar lighting
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has transferred its hybrid solar/artificial-light technology to Sunlight Direct LLC (Oak Ridge, Tenn.), a company spun off from ORNL to commercialize the approach.
PC tool teams with X-rays to find explosives
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
The revelation of a terrorist plot to smuggle liquid-explosive precursors onto airliners headed for the United States, then mix them together in the plane's bathroom, has sent the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and other anti-terrorism task forces worldwide scouring for systems that can detect liquid threats.
Atomic switch could yield higher-density memories
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8/17/2006   Post a comment
A single-atom oscillator demonstrated by the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology could become the basis for a future bistable atomic switch.
Diamond MEMS integrated with CMOS
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8/16/2006   Post a comment
The world's first microelectromechanical systems directly integrated onto a CMOS chip is the aim of a new joint effort among U.S. laboratories, industry and academia.
Nanotubes form vias in novel chip process
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8/14/2006   Post a comment
Vias on printed-circuit boards are metal-clad holes that connect component leads on the top to component leads on the bottom.
Phonons may drive high-Tc superconduction
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8/14/2006   Post a comment
Cornell University researchers have countered earlier findings that magnetic resonance was the likely mechanism for high-temperature superconducting. Phonons, they say, may be behind high-Tc superconduction after all.
Metamaterials hold key to cloak of invisibility
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8/14/2006   Post a comment
A cloak of invisibility: It sounds like the stuff of comic book superheroes. In fact, invisibility cloaks for any type of electromagnetic radiation--even visible light--are something Duke University postdoctoral fellow David Schurig believes are within grasp. Turig and the professors directing his research--David Smith at Duke and Sir John Pendry at the Imperial College in London--maintain that by the end of 2007, metamaterials will enable an invisibility cloak that works in the microwave rang
Real-time biodetector taps optical algorithms
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8/7/2006   Post a comment
Engineers, microbiologists and biomedical scientists at Purdue University have collaborated on a turnkey system for identifying food-fouling microorganisms and pathogens in real-time, before products are shipped to store shelves.



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