Home    Mega Foundation    About    Today's Science News    IQ     Site Map     Archives     Contact Us

The Mega Foundation
  Science News
  February 26, 2006

  HIQNews Home Page

Science News Comments 

Magnet Provides Promise For Electronics Advances - SpaceDaily  Shiny, black magnetic films, about the size of a penny and made by University of Alabama researchers, are central to a discovery of how to conduct resistance-free electricity in a manner previously thought impossible. The research provides promising new leads for future electronics development. Previously, scientists had only been able to pass a current between two superconductors that were sandwiching magnetic materials, while the superconductors were only three to four atoms apart. In the latest discovery, the current traveled through the "sandwich" with the superconductors 300 times farther apart.     
The Moon Program The NASA Administrator Is Really Planing For - SpaceDaily  In a previous column I criticised the return-to-the-moon plan presented by the ESAS study group as too grandiose and too expensive, and promised to show how it could be "simplified and de-porked enough to fit inside the budget wedge that is likely to be available". Since I wrote that, NASA Administrator Mike Griffin has already started that process without any advice from me. Just look at the list of changes that have been made already: no methane engines, shrinking command module, vanishing crew launch vehicle, and no ISS support vehicle.     

Toshiba 3D Flatbed Display - Space.com   Toshiba has developed a flatbed 3D display that stand out from the screen, without the use of special glasses. In seeking reproduction of natural 3-D images on the flatbed display, Toshiba developed proprietary software that utilizes 10 or more views of an object (the current prototype takes 12 or 16), either live-action images or CG images, and which processes and reproduces the images in 3-D, with a wide viewing angle. Toshiba also developed middleware and dedicated circuitry that supports fast playback of the images with only a graphics card. Read more at Toshiba develops flatbed 3D display and the press release. The panel itself has a resolution of 1920 x 1080  
Science Links Today's Science News
ABC
Am. Scientist
AlphaGalileo
Ananova
Arab Media
 InternetNetwork
Anthropology
Assoc. Press
Astronomy
Artigen 
AsiaWeek
Atlanta Journal
BBC
Beyond 2000
Boston Globe
Business Week
C/Net
CNN
Cosmiverse
Dallas News
Daily Tech
Duke
Discover
Economist
El.D&Tech.News
El. Engr. Times
EurekAlert!
First Science
Friday Times
Geology Today
Globe & Mail
Globe&Mail Tech
Globe&Mail Sci.
Gl.&Mail Health
HeadlineSpot
Human Nature
Industry Watch
L. A. Times
Lycos Science
MedNews
MiddleEast Times
Milli Gazette
MSNBC
Nando
NASA - JPL
NASA - MSFC
Nature
Nat'l. Geo .
News Sites
New Scientist
NY Times
PhysicsWeb
Popular Mech.
Popular Sci.
Rutgers
Salon
Scien. American
ScienceCentral
Science Daily
Sci. Headlines
Science Matters
Science News
SciNews
SciTech
Seattle Times
Silicon Strategies
Space.com
SpaceDaily
Star- Malay
Technology Rev.
Tech TV
Un.of N.Carolina
Univ. of Wisc.
Universe Today
USA Today
US News
Weekly Mirror
Wired
World Scientist
Yahoo

Alzheimer's Disease:

Biosciences:
2/26/2005:Study finds cultural conditioning in captive gorillas ... - FirstScience
2/26/2005:U.S. wildlife monitors oversee drilling boom ...
 - FirstScience
2/26/2005:Scientists Identify Embryonic Cell Gene ... - FirstScience
2/26/2005:Elephant seals dive for science  - BBC
2/26/2005:Frog 'key to mosquito repellents'  - BBC
2/26/2005:Study warns of threat to sharks  - BBC
2/26/2005:'Destructive fishing' ban for NZ  - BBC
2/26/2005:Flufears coop up royal ravens - MSNBC

Climate, Environment:
2/26/2005:Brussels rejects Mandelson bid to lift UK emissions quotas ... - FirstScience
2/26/2005:Northshore Mining cited for clean air violations ... - FirstScience
2/26/2005:Processors: Distributed computing tackles climate change  - C/Net

Computers:
Devices
2/26/2005:Sony unveils high-definition camcorder - Seattle Times
2/26/2005:Holoholo Upstages Sea Monkeys  - Wired News
2/26/2005:Xbox's Kim talks Halo 3  - Wired News
2/26/2005:Gettin' a Buzz Off Your iPod  - Wired News
2/26/2005:Speed kills Full Auto mixes speed and mayhem but lacks variety  - BBC
2/26/2005:Waiting for PlayStation 3 - Business Week
2/26/2005: Microsoft's Kim Talks Halo 3 and Second Wave
 - Business Week
2/26/2005:Digital books start a new chapter
  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Sony Cyber Shot DSC-H1 digital camera
  - C/Net
2/26/2005:PlayStation 3 late and expensive?
  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Sony unveils next HD camcorder for consumers
  - C/Net
2/26/2005:EA cuts debut prices on some games
  - C/Net

Communications
2/26/2005:Earthlink to offer satellite TV
 - Seattle Times
2/26/2005:A Word to the Wise on WiMax
  - Wired News
2/26/2005:AOL to charge same for dial-up, broadband
 - Business Week

Technology
2/26/2005:Magnet Provides Promise For Electronics Advances - SpaceDaily
2/26/2005:UMC claims silicon frequency record of 192 GHz - El. Engr. Times
2/26/2005:Nikon tips immersion for 32-nm designs - El. Engr. Times

PC's
2/26/2005:Lenovo-branded PCs set to make U.S. debut  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Apple teases launch of mysterious, 'fun' products  - C/Net
2/26/2005:24 comments  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Worm targets Macs via Bluetooth  - CNN

Internet
2/26/2005:Google denies report on China operation - Seattle Times
2/26/2005:Call 1-800 GCast  - Wired News
2/26/2005:Broadband growth speeds forward  - BBC
2/26/2005:Nude photo site wins Google injunction  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Google releases Desktop 3 for Enterprise  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Quote to the day: How can users trust Yahoo?  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Online Olympics boost NBC
  - C/Net
2/26/2005:U.S. Postal Service eyes e-waste recycling, seeks partner
  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
2/26/2005:Tools, tune-ups for Linux efforts  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Windows bumps Unix as top server OS  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Podbop nets big prize at MashupCamp  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Photos: Crowning the top mashup  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Microsoft gives glimpse of eight Vistas  - C/Net
2/26/2005:A risk for Mac OS X users  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Computer maker files antitrust suit against Microsoft  - C/Net
2/26/2005:OS X flaw exposes Macs  - C/Net
2/26/2005:MSN loses top executive  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Justice Department's assault on Google to backfire?  - C/Net

Energy:
2/26/2005:Bush encourages spending on energy-saving products - Seattle Times
2/26/2005:Bush Push to Expand Nuke Energy  - Wired News
2/26/2005:ETHANOL '06: Industry needs to tackle pollution ... - FirstScience
2/26/2005:Proposal to set up renewable energy clubs in Haryana ... - FirstScience
2/26/2005:Bush pushes wind, solar power, cutback on oil use  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Emcore awarded DARPA solar cell contract - El. Engr. Times
2/26/2005:Trains the best way to carry US nuclear waste
 - New Scientist

Health:
Cardiovascular
2/26/2005:Heart disease 'costs EU billions'  - BBC

Cancer  
2/26/2005:Breast screening 'a life-saver'  - BBC

Infectious
2/26/2005:Animal Diseases Jumping to Humans  - Wired News
2/26/2005:Bird flu vaccine no 'silver bullet'  - BBC
2/26/2005:Q&A: Bird flu: Your questions and concerns answered by our panel of experts  - BBC
2/26/2005:Farmers' fears: Five years after foot-and-mouth, could a new crisis hit?  - BBC
2/26/2005:Bird flu research centre created  - BBC
2/26/2005:Bird flu here to stay?  - Nature

Non-Infectious

Miscellaneous
2/26/2005:Malnutrition test 'must be norm'  - BBC
2/26/2005:Older men 'happy with sex lives'  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
2/26/2005:Early Americans Faced Rapid Late Pleistocene Climate Change And Chaotic Environments ... - FirstScience
2/26/2005:Save the 76 Ball: The fight to save an iconic piece of Americana  - BBC

Miscellaneous:
2/26/2005:Politics rides with combat-jet sales - Seattle Times
2/26/2005:U.S. talking tougher about sanctions over China trade deficit - Seattle Times
2/26/2005:Delays in CAFTA stall plans for investment, job growth - Seattle Times
2/26/2005:Witness: Skilling ordered earnings changes - Seattle Times
2/26/2005:Earth Hurtles Toward 6.5 Billion  - Wired News
2/26/2005:An IT Center for the Gaza Strip  - Wired News
2/26/2005:The Ultimate One-Way Ticket  - Wired News
2/26/2005:Toyota Clobbers Competition  - Wired News
2/26/2005:Gizmos Trump Gowns at Nerd Oscars  - Wired News
2/26/2005: Google's Brilliant Philanthropist - Business Week
2/26/2005: Sony Strives for Original Design - Business Week
2/26/2005:Politics: Web helps Libby supporters raise money  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Teens at risk on social Web sites  - CNN
2/26/2005:Computer system tracks cafeteria eating habits  - CNN
2/26/2005:EU to challenge MIT with new institute  - CNN
2/26/2005:Test your science and space smarts - MSNBC
2/26/2005:Interview: Bon appetit! - New Scientist
2/26/2005:The bomb that tunnels through rock - New Scientist

Neurosciences:
2/26/2005:Call to aid school mental health  - BBC
2/26/2005:Sex on the brain  - Nature

Physics and Astronomy:
2/26/2005:Milky Way vs. Andromeda: Study Settles Which Is More Massive - Space.com
2/26/2005:Japan launches space telescope
  - BBC
2/26/2005:Quantum teleporter creates laser beam clones
 - New Scientist
2/26/2005:Cosmic Log: The neutrino hunters
 - MSNBC
2/26/2005:Amateurs first to see 'tenth planet' through eyepiece
 - New Scientist

Prolongevity
2/26/2005:Older population may raise retirement age - MSNBC

Robotics:
2/26/2005:Beware the helpful robots in your home - New Scientist

Space:
2/26/2005:The Moon Program The NASA Administrator Is Really Planing For - SpaceDaily
2/26/2005:Planetary Protection Study Group Mulls Life On Venus
 - Space.com
2/26/2005:Building a Tourist Spaceport
  - Wired News
2/26/2005:NASA to retire space shuttle Atlantis in 2008 ...
 - FirstScience
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:
2/26/2005:

Technology:
2/26/2005: Heliodisplay - Futuristic Display Technology - Space.com
2/26/2005: Toshiba 3D Flatbed Display - Space.com
2/26/2005: Toshiba develops flatbed 3D display - Google
2/26/2005:DNA 'could predict your surname'  - BBC
2/26/2005:RFID tweaked for item-level tracking  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Photo: RFID tags get smaller  - C/Net
2/26/2005:Nanomembrane makes super conductor - El. Engr. Times
2/26/2005:Mitsubishi claims first laser-based rear projection TV - El. Engr. Times
2/26/2005:Invention: Explosive-eating fungus
 - New Scientist
2/26/2005:Y chromosomes give the name away
 - New Scientist
2/26/2005:Slippery ships float on thin air
 - New Scientist

  


2/25/2005 Science News
2/24/2005 Science News
2/23/2005 Science News
2/22/2005 Science News
2/21/2005 Science News
2/20/2005 Science News
2/19/2005 Science News

Previous Science News Pages