Mini MIT satellites rocketing to space station
Source: MIT Posted: 4/27/06 A Russian rocket launched Monday, April 24, is carrying the first of three small, spherical satellites developed at MIT to the International Space Station.
Quantum Dot Method Rapidly Identifies Bacteria
Source: NIST Posted: 4/9/06 A rapid method for detecting and identifying very small numbers of diverse bacteria, from anthrax to E. coli, using a quantum dot sensor, has been developed by scientists.
New Evidence on Disappearing Neutrinos
Source: Caltech Posted: 4/9/06 Physicists have observed the disappearance of muon neutrinos traveling from the lab's site in Illinois to a particle detector in Minnesota. The observation is consistent with an effect known as neutrino oscillation.
Frictionless Motion Observed in Water
Source: USC Posted: 4/9/06 Researchers at USC and Brown University said they have achieved near-frictionless motion in water by using lasers to spin a molecule like a propeller.
'All of us, are truly and literally a little bit of stardust.'