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18-01-2001: Tigers Use Growl To Paralyze
A tiger's roar is so intimidating that it has the power to paralyse
animals and humans within earshot - a phenomenon that has, until now,
Switch To Warp Drive
This extraordinary idea has been adopted by a growing group of world-ranking
physicists who believe that soon spaceships could be designed to run
on energy extracted from empty space.
29-11-2000: Whales pick up new songs
Humpback whales living in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef have
astonished scientists by learning a new melody sung by visitors from
a distant ocean.
19-08-2000: Digital Angel
Developed by Applied Digital Solutions, the device is said to be the
first-ever operational combination of bio-sensor technology and Web-enabled
wireless telecommunications linked to global positioning satellite location-tracking
15-08-2000: IBM develops world's most
advanced quantum computer
International Business Machines Corp. said Tuesday it had developed
the world's most advanced quantum computer, a device based on the mysterious
quantum physics properties of atoms that allow them to work
together as a computer's processor and memory.
03-08-2000: Scientists Discover
How Plants Talk To Each Other
The language may be different but plants, like humans, talk to each
other and warn of impending danger, according to a study published Wednesday.
27-06-2000: Powering up the Grid
Supercomputer centres around the world are linking up over the internet
to create a new generation of enormously powerful machines. The networks
of supercomputers are needed because some problems in science are just
too large for any one machine to tackle by itself.
27-03-2000: Humans Are Not Descended From
An analysis of DNA extracted from the ribs of a 29,000 year-old Neanderthal
infant buried in a cave in southern Russia showed it was too distinct
to be related to humans.
01-03-2000: Ericsson's entry revitalizes
L.M. Ericsson Telephone rekindled interest in the WebPad market here
at the CeBIT show with the introduction of the Screen Phone, a wireless
Internet appliance for home users.
12-02-2000: Smart Cards Will Soon Contain
A smart card that can verify its owner through fingerprint verification
or iris recognition has been developed by Keyware Technologies and Proton
10-02-2000: Scientists create new state
Scientists have created what they describe as a "Little Bang" inside
which are the conditions that existed a thousandth of a second after
the birth of the Universe in the so-called Big Bang. In doing so, they
have made a form of matter that has not existed for 15 billion years.
12-01-2000: First artificial DNA can create
new forms of life
The breakthrough means that the first artificial organisms could be
"born" within two years and raises the prospect of humans redesigning
whole species, including themselves.
12-01-2000: DNA computers take shape
Anchoring DNA to a substrate may liberate its computing potential. Scientists
have made a small but vital step forward in the quest to harness the
vast computing potential of DNA.
10-01-2000: Bringing computers and life
Scientists at UCLA and Hewlett-Packard pushed deeper into the frontier
of technology with an advance last year in molecular logic gates, one
of the most exotic fields of computing.
09-01-2000: World's First Clone Farm Being
Built In New Zealand
Scientists are building the world's first clone farm. A researcher from
the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, which created Dolly the sheep, has
moved to New Zealand to help build up a 1,500-strong herd of genetically
19-11-1999: World's smallest transistor
Scientists have produced the world's smallest transistor. This new design
may allow silicon chips to continue to get smaller. It could also double
the processing speeds of some chips.
10-05-1999: Companies Want Biochip Implants
BIG BROTHER could soon be watching from the 'inside.' Several international
companies are consulting scientists on ways of developing microchip
implants for their workers to measure their timekeeping and whereabouts.
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