Archive: 01/07/2005

iRobot Introduces PackBot Explorer Robot

iRobot has introduced the iRobot PackBot Explorer, a new addition to iRobot's combat-proven line of PackBot robots. With new intelligent surveillance equipment, including three cameras, and greater flexibility to customize ...

dateJul 01, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0

July 13 set for Discovery space launch

NASA has set July 13 as the Discovery shuttle launch date, the first U.S. space flight since the 2003 Columbia disaster. Commander Eileen Collins and her crew are scheduled for a 3:51 p.m. EDT liftoff.

dateJul 01, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0

Green tea unlikely to reduce cancer risk

The evidence that green tea may reduce risk of some cancers is weak and its unlikely to cut cancer risk, U.S. Federal Drug Administration officials said.

dateJul 01, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0

Fuel ethanol cannot alleviate US dependence on petroleum

A new study of the carbon dioxide emissions, cropland area requirements, and other environmental consequences of growing corn and sugarcane to produce fuel ethanol indicates that the "direct and indirect environmental impacts ...

dateJul 01, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0

New design developed for silicon nanowire transistors

In an advance for nanoscale electronics, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new design for silicon nanowire transistors that both simplifies processing and allows ...

dateJul 01, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0

Vigorous Hurricane Season Expected To Strike United States

Forecasters predict a "very active" 2005 hurricane season, with 15 named tropical storms and eight hurricanes likely. Hurricane season continues until Nov. 20. Homeowners living in hurricane-prone regions of the country are ...

dateJul 01, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0