Archive: 11/04/2005

First-born daughters may live longer

Predictors for exceptional human longevity may include birth order, place of birth and early-life living conditions, says a U.S. study.

Nov 04, 2005
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Microsoft calls for federal privacy law

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday called for uniform federal legislation to replace an inconsistent "patchwork of laws" currently in place to protect the privacy of Internet users.

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First authorized bio of Neil Armstrong

A former curator of aeronautics at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington has written the only authorized biography of astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Nov 04, 2005
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Firm field tests micro-power broadband

A Florida company has successfully completed the first field tests of xMax, a long-range signal technique that uses extremely low amounts of power.

Nov 04, 2005
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New review delays Cape Cod wind farm

A new environmental review for a Cape Cod wind farm in Massachusetts will delay a final decision on the project about a year.

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Cosmic Portrait of a Perturbed Family

This photo shows in amazing details a group of galaxies known as Robert's Quartet. The image is based on data collected with the FORS2 multi-mode instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope. Robert's Quartet is ...

Nov 04, 2005
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Scientist Forecasts Above Average Mountain Moisture

The mountains of Colorado could be in for a wetter-than-average winter this season, according to Klaus Wolter, a CU-Boulder and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist.

Nov 04, 2005
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'Invisible magic' in a Networked World

All the things we use in our everyday lives will one day be networked with one another. “They will perceive their environment, process data and communicate with one another,” explains computer researcher Friedemann Mattern ...

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ISS crew to try U.S. spacesuits Monday

The Expedition 12 crew prepared for the mission's first spacewalk and kept the station ship-shape this week. Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev are ready for their mission's ...

Nov 04, 2005
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Senate approves ANWR oil drilling

The U.S. Senate gave final approval for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as part of a deficit-cutting budget bill.

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