Sandia, Stirling to build solar dish engine power plant
Source: Sandia Posted: 11/10/04 Sandia National Laboratories and Stirling Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) to build and test six new solar dish-engine systems for electricity generation that will provide enough grid-ready solar electricity to power more than 40 homes.
Laser Points to the Future at Palomar
Source: Caltech Posted: 11/8/04 Team of astronomers from Caltech and JPL and the University of Chicago created an artificial star by propagating a 4-watt laser beam out from the Hale Telescope and up into the night sky.
Using nanotechnology to target sick cells
Source: UToronto Posted: 11/2/04 Can nanosized quantum dots which light up like multicoloured fireflies when exposed to ultraviolet light be used to detect, target and kill cancer cells? One University of Toronto researcher is set to find out.
Researchers detect methane on Mars
Source: UMich Posted: 11/1/04 The spectrometer aboard the Mars Express has detected an average 10 parts per billion by volume (ppbv) of methane on Mars.
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