Hubble Telescope Sees Alien Planet's Atmosphere -
the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope have
made the first direct detection and
chemical analysis of the atmosphere of a
planet outside our solar system. Their
unique observations show it is possible
to measure the chemical makeup of
extra-solar planetary atmospheres -- and
potentially to search for chemical
markers of life far beyond Earth.
Nov 22 2001:
New gravity map released -
A new gravity map of the Earth suggests
that if you want to lose weight you
should go to India, where the pull of
gravity is slightly less than it is
elsewhere on the planet.
Nov 12 2001:
Self-Assembling Nanocomputers - A researcher at
Harvard University has developed techniques for self assembly of nanoscale wires
that operate without resistance due to a property called ballistic conductivity. He
hopes the research will provide an 'end run' around convential top-down circuit
designs, allowing much smaller, faster and more energy efficient computers.