Archive: 12/06/2005

Scientists seek clear-sky definition of clouds

All through the ages, humans have dreamily gazed at those shape-shifting cotton-balls floating gently across the sky-the clouds. Atmospheric scientists-Earth's professional cloud-gazers-have learned a great ...

Dec 06, 2005
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Unmanned submersible sheds light on an undersea volcano

Rock samples collected last year show surprising variation in the chemistry of an undersea volcano on the Juan de Fuca Ridge near Seattle. The variation comes from the mantle, the source of the magma that erupted from the ...

Dec 06, 2005
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Researchers assess rates and risks of gambling

More than 80 percent of the U.S. population gambles at some time in their lives. It might be the lottery, bingo or poker. Most never need treatment for problem gambling, but others lose control and lose their houses or cars ...

Dec 06, 2005
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Java Mobile Phones Find the Way – New Mobile Navigation

Java-enabled mobile phones are becoming mobile pathfinders. VDO Dayton has become the first supplier to launch a navigation system for cell phones that feature the widely used programming language Java. Navigation ...

Dec 06, 2005
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NASA gives Gravity Probe B team scientific achievement award

The Gravity Probe B (GP-B) science mission team—approximately 100 researchers and support staff—received a group achievement award from NASA on Nov. 30. At a ceremony on campus, each person received an individual certi ...

Dec 06, 2005
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Geophysicists reveal new insights into the 'earthquake machine'

The San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD)—the first underground observatory to provide physical samples and real-time seismological data from deep inside an active fault zone—is yielding surprising new clues ...

Dec 06, 2005
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SPPS traces atoms from solid to liquid

When a snowball melts, you can tell it has achieved a liquid state when the frigid water drips through your fingers. But if you could follow the melting process, driven by the heat of your hand, from its very ...

Dec 06, 2005
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Researchers confirm lead as cause of Beethoven's illness

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have found massive amounts of lead in bone fragments belonging to 19th Century composer Ludwig von Beethoven, confirming the cause of his years of ...

Dec 06, 2005
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Applied Materials Announces Advanced CVD Aluminum Technology

Applied Materials, Inc. today announced its Applied CVD Al process chamber for building current and next-generation high-density interconnects in Flash and DRAM memory chips. Using aluminum deposition technology, which continues ...

Dec 06, 2005
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