20 Results for

centrifuge

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Air Force's G-Force centrifuge spins its last

The U.S. Air Force is retiring its G-Force centrifuge after 22 years of spinning pilots around in order to prevent loss of consciousness caused by G-forces.

By Nov. 4, 2010

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A visit to the heart of European space research

Road Trip 2011: An hour south of Amsterdam, the European Space Agency maintains ESTEC, its primary environmental testing and research hub. This is where ESA readies satellites for space and much more.

By Jun. 24, 2011

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Science says perfect french fries lie beyond Mars

Food researchers have pinned down the ideal gravitational conditions for frying "potato sticks," and they're not found on this side of the asteroid belt.

By Jan. 6, 2014

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Geek forges homemade solid gold iPod watch

A geek maker comes by his 18-karat gold iPod Nano watch the hard way, by making it himself over the course of 500 hours of work.

By Jun. 13, 2013

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Learning to fly: Future space tourists train like fighter pilots

With commercial space flight on the horizon, a Pennsylvania training center offers would-be astronauts a chance to experience the rigors of blasting off. CNET sister site SmartPlanet investigates.

By Nov. 4, 2013

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Could a simple salad spinner help save lives?

Two Rice University undergrads turn a simple salad spinner into a centrifuge that can be used to separate blood in settings without electricity to diagnose anemia on the cheap.

By May. 4, 2010

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A bullet train for your mobile phone

You can add as many cars as you want to this strap.

By Dec. 5, 2007

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Stuxnet expert: Other sites were hit but Natanz was true target

Researcher responding to Symantec report speculates that Kalaye Electric in Iran was infected.

By Feb. 14, 2011

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Baby Bubbler could help ailing infants breathe

A portable device out of Rice University is aimed at helping children with acute respiratory infections breathe naturally as they recover.

By Jun. 9, 2010

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Experts say Stuxnet worm could be state-sponsored (podcast)

Symantec and TrendMicro researchers agree that the worm, which some say was designed to attack a nuclear power plant in Iran, was so sophisticated that it was likely "state sponsored."

By Sep. 24, 2010