Archive: 08/01/2006

Seeing the unseen universe

A new method for incorporating astronomical observational data into computer simulations promises to be a significant advance in enabling future cosmological surveys aimed at understanding dark energy and dark matter. Dark ...

Aug 01, 2006
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Kerry outlines his U.S. healthcare plan

U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., outlined his 4-point proposal for U.S. healthcare policy in Boston Tuesday, saying every citizen must be covered by 2012.

Aug 01, 2006
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Ground Zero workers' lungs aged 12 years

Toxic dust and fumes around New York's collapsed World Trade Center in 2001 have aged the lungs of rescue workers by 12 years, researchers said Tuesday.

Aug 01, 2006
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Audit says Los Alamos Lab broke rules

U.S. Department of Energy auditors say the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico violated administrative procedures involving data protection.

Aug 01, 2006
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Different genes may cause autism in boys and girls

Like detectives trying to solve a murder case, researchers searching for the biological cause of autism have come up with some surprising suspects. They've found that different genes may be responsible for causing autism ...

Aug 01, 2006
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Stardust@home launches today

On your marks, dust hunters! The University of California, Berkeley's Stardust@home project - a needle-in-a-haystack search for interstellar dust that's open to anyone with a computer - gets off the ground ...

Aug 01, 2006
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Google Earth impacts science

The world's scientists are increasingly using Google Earth's digital globe, which has also attracted millions of non-scientists around the world.

Aug 01, 2006
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