Archive: 12/05/2005

Poultry microchip on watch for bird flu

A high-tech sentry has been developed for the growing fight against bird flu in the form of a microchip that monitors the body temperature of poultry.

Dec 05, 2005
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'Iron Age' skeleton found under ship

Scientists say a skeleton found beneath the wreckage of a medieval ship in Wales have been found to be those of an Iron Age man.

Dec 05, 2005
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Study: Temperate Forests Could Worsen Global Warming

Growing a forest might sound like a good idea to combat global warming, since trees draw carbon dioxide from the air and release cool water from their leaves. But they also absorb sunlight, warming the air ...

Dec 05, 2005
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Hubble movies show traffic jam in stellar jets

Astronomers track massive shockwaves in plasma escaping newborn star Like traffic on a freeway, plasma spewing from the poles of newborn stars moves in clumps that travel at different speeds. When fast-moving ...

Dec 05, 2005
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Mars rovers continue to explore and amaze

NASA's durable twin Mars rovers have successfully explored the surface of the mysterious red planet for a full Martian year (687 Earth days). Opportunity starts its second Martian year Dec. 11; Spirit started ...

Dec 05, 2005
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New Comet Discovered from Mauna Kea

While searching for "killer asteroids" on Halloween night, University of Hawaii astronomer Fabrizio Bernardi found a new comet, the first discovered from Mauna Kea Observatories.

Dec 05, 2005
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Intel inside India with $1B investment

Just a few days after rival Advanced Micro Devices announced its plans to grab a chunk of the Indian mindshare by helping India build a $3 billion chip plant, Intel Chairman Crag Barrett announced the company's first major ...

Dec 05, 2005
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Database of wireless threats compiled

A Silicon Valley company said Monday it was making available the first public database of security threats aimed at wireless communications.

Dec 05, 2005
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Yahoo! provides FIFA Web site

Yahoo! said Monday it will partner with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association to set up a Web site to cover the upcoming soccer games.

Dec 05, 2005
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Networking: FCC eyes a la carte pricing

A new regulation advocated by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission may change the way cable network providers price services -- leading some to offer programming on an a la carte basis and enabling consumers ...

Dec 05, 2005
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Red tide dissipates off Tampa Bay

A massive red tide that has spewed toxins into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly a year reportedly is starting to disappear.

Dec 05, 2005
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New nanosensor uses quantum dots to detect DNA

Using tiny semiconductor crystals, biological probes and a laser, Johns Hopkins University engineers have developed a new method of finding specific sequences of DNA by making them light up beneath a microscope.

Dec 05, 2005
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