Chris Jablonski

Christopher Jablonski is a freelance technology writer.

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Self-repairing spacecrafts

NASA and CSIRO in Australia are working together to build future spacecrafts able to detect, diagnose and fix damage, whether inflicted by impacts or caused by equipment failures. Some practical applications should be deployed by 2015.

September 25, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille

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The world's first single photon machine

Nanotechnologists at the University of Southern California (USC) are building a device dubbed the Einstein Emitter which will deliver a single photon produced by a single electron. Coupled with a detector, this will be the the first real-world photon computer system.

September 24, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille

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Using blimps to find diamonds?

De Beers has teamed with Bell Geospace to use geophysical methods such as gravity surveys to find new diamond reserves and it will be using a Zeppelin to conduct these surveys.

September 23, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille

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Why leaves change color

Autumn starts officially tomorrow and we'll soon be able to look at all the marvelous colors of autumn leaves, at least if we live in a place where autumn means something. And now we know that a single protein is responsible for the splendor of the season.

September 21, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille

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Using 'catoms' for teleportation?

It will take billions of micron-scale 'claytronic atoms' or 'catoms' to create computer generated artifacts as if they were the real thing, such as a self-assembling synthetic doctor coming to your house via Internet -- and controlled by the real one living miles away.

September 20, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille

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Predicting protein structures with computers

Scientists from the University of Washington and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Seattle are now using computers to predict protein structures. This method works as well as experimental ones, just by feeding the genomic sequence of a protein into the computer modeling program.

September 19, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille

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Nanoscale optics for data transmission

Researchers from Rice University have gained new insights into nanoscale optics by discovering "a universal relationship between the behavior of light and electrons."

September 18, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille

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Conversations Within Cells

An interdisciplinary team of biochemists and computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), has developed a specialized software to explain how some proteins can play different roles in a wide range of cellular processes.

September 17, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille

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Lukas, the robot that removes weeds

A mobile agricultural robot named Lukas weeds fields in Sweden. With its infrared cameras and a computer running some specialized software, Lukas can recognize the difference between crops and weeds and remove automatically the weeds.

September 16, 2005 by Roland Piquepaille

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