Archive: 08/08/2005

Japan plans giant broadband satellite

Japanese government officials say they will develop a new communications satellite to provide broadband services that are as fast as fiber optic cable.

Aug 08, 2005
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Pilots at risk for cosmic cataracts

Researchers say they've determined airline pilots are at increased risk of cataracts usually associated with aging as a result of cosmic radiation.

Aug 08, 2005
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How do you get plants to grow on Mars?

The first step: relieve their anxiety. Anxiety can be a good thing. It alerts you that something may be wrong, that danger may be close. It helps initiate signals that get you ready to act. But, while an ...

Aug 08, 2005
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Study: How to judge personal health risks

Researchers say people can pretty well judge personal health risks if they don't rely on media reports and stick to what's happened to people they know.

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Meteor impacts: Life's jump starter?

Meteor impacts are generally regarded as monstrous killers and one of the causes of mass extinctions throughout the history of life. But there is a chance the heavy bombardment of Earth by meteors during the planet's youth ...

Aug 08, 2005
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Rainbands Offer Better Forecasts of Hurricane Intensity

Scientists will soon begin one of the largest research projects ever undertaken to better understand dramatic, rapid changes in hurricane intensity. These changes have baffled forecasters for decades.

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Study yields insights into fungi—and beer

Chemotherapy and organ transplantation not only take a huge toll on patients, but they can compromise the immune system and leave patients vulnerable to infections from microbes such as pathogenic fungi--the fastest-growing ...

Aug 08, 2005
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Networking: Trouble for new Microsoft OS?

Microsoft Corp. is releasing a beta version of Windows Vista, its latest operating system -- said to be impervious to most network hackers -- and the accompanying server software is anticipated later this year, experts told ...

Aug 08, 2005
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Verizon aims to curb cell 'sticker shock'

Verizon is seeking to eliminate unpleasant surprises on cell-phone bills that can cause parents to think twice before turning the devices over to their kids.

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Some GM crops legal in the U.K.

Genetically modified crops can reportedly be grown in Britain without farmers having to notify the government or their neighbors, the Guardian reported Monday.

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Back to Mars for the closest look yet

In two days' time [Wednesday 10th August] NASA will launch the biggest spacecraft ever to be sent to Mars - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). UK scientists are involved with MRO’s Mars Climate Sounder instrument that will ...

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