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2006-09-24

Technology_64

Entry: Engines Mechanics
Focus: Scramjets



Scramjets (supersonic-combustion ramjets) are ramjet engines in which the airflow through the whole engine remains supersonic. Scramjet technology is challenging because only limited testing can be performed in ground facilities.
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http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/research/HyperX/ramscram.html

Architecture_57

Entry: Tangential Spaces
Focus: Interactive Architecture



Interactive Architecture explores emerging architectural, art, design & research into future forms of tangible and physical spatial experience enabled by new interactive technologies.
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http://www.interactivearchitecture.org/

Design_36

Entry: Infographics
Focus: Conceptual Devices



Conceptual Devices are the result of interdisciplinary research projects, involving design, architecture and visual culture, with the aim to engage practises and social behaviour in everyday life. A conceptual device transforms information into a visual knowledge that produce and shift symbolic values.
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http://www.conceptualdevices.com/

Science_71

Entry: Genome
Focus: Pseudogenes



What Are Pseudogenes? Pseudogenes are genomic DNA sequences similar to normal genes but are not expressed into functional proteins.
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http://www.pseudogene.org/

Science_70

Entry: Space
Focus: Irregular Satellites



The irregular satellites of the planets are thought to have been captured from independent orbits around the Sun. Their scientific significance lies in the fact that such captures are effectively impossible in the modern-day Solar System and, therefore, must have occured at a much earlier time. Study of the irregular satellites therefore constitutes a window on an early epoch.
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http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/~jewitt/irregulars.html