New Device Detects Objects Through Bubble Clouds

Detection of targets in bubbly waters are key goals of shallow-water sonar.

Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed a new kind of underwater sonar device that can detect objects through bubble clouds that would effectively blind standard sonar.

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New Propulsion Method Developed for Metallic Micro And Nano-Objects

Nanotechnology, compared to an uncommonly blue match

A new propulsion method for metallic micro- and nano-objects has been developed by researchers from the Institute of Molecular Sciences

The process is based on the novel concept of bipolar electrochemistry: under the influence of an electric field, one end of a metallic object grows while the other end dissolves.

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Llama Proteins Could Play a Vital Role in the War on Terror

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Two llama ignoring the view of Machu Picchu.

Scientists at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) have for the first time developed a highly sensitive means of detecting the seven types of botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) simultaneously.

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New Technology Detects Chemical Weapons In Seconds

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Preparation of a solution of sensor nanoparticles.

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast are developing new sensors to detect chemical agents and illegal drugs which will help in the fight against the threat of terrorist attacks.

Nobel In Physics: Creators Of Optical Fiber Communication And CCD Image Sensor

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Above: CCD image sensor. Below: Optical fibers.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2009 with one half to Charles K. Kao, Standard Telecommunication Laboratories, Harlow, UK, and Chinese University of Hong Kong “for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication”, and the other half jointly to Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA “for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor”.

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Handwriting-based Tool Offers Alternate Lie Detection Method

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Researchers are now discovering that with the aid of a computerized tool, handwriting characteristics can be measured more effectively.

For ages experts and laymen have been analyzing and trying to crack the code of handwriting characteristics, in order to detect an individual’s personality traits, or in most cases, gauge their innocence in the case of a crime. Although this science has often gone the way of pseudoscience, researchers are now discovering that with the aid of a computerized tool, handwriting characteristics can be measured more effectively.

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Blackest Black Ever: Ultra-thin Material Absorbs Almost 100% Of Light

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How much light is reflected and how much is absorbed depends on two factors

It appears to be a paradox: ultra-thin material that absorbs all the incident light. Nonetheless, it does exist.

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Scientists Create Metal That Pumps Liquid Uphill

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In nature, trees pull vast amounts of water from their roots up to their leaves hundreds of feet above the ground through capillary action, but now scientists at the University of Rochester have created a simple slab of metal that lifts liquid using the same principle—but does so at a speed that would make nature envious.

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