Archive: 11/04/2005

A sense of place

Cyberspace is widely considered to be lacking geography, rendering borders and distances irrelevant in a globalizing world. As a result, few have focused on how the very technologies that created the virtual space of the ...

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Wireless World: Convergence arrives

The wireless deal announced by a consortium of cable companies grabbed all the headlines this week, but analysts have been predicting the convergence of such technology capabilities for several years now. More partnerships ...

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Space technology onboard transatlantic racer

Space technology will boost the performance of at least one boat during this year’s Transat Jacques Vabre international sailing contest. The race starts on Saturday from Le Havre in France, and ends in Salvador ...

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Fireball Sightings

Earth is orbiting through a swarm of space debris that may be producing an unusual number of nighttime fireballs. "I thought some wise guy was shining a spotlight at me," says Josh Bowers of New Germany, P ...

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Wing color not just for looks

Harvard and Russian researchers have documented natural selection's role in the creation of new species through a process called reinforcement, where butterfly wing colors differ enough to avoid confusion ...

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Odd energy mechanism in bacteria analyzed

Scientists at Oregon State University have successfully cultured in a laboratory a microorganism with a gene for an alternate form of photochemistry – an advance that may ultimately help shed light on the ecology of the ...

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