Archive: 12/08/2005

Huygens finds a hostile world on Titan

Conditions on Saturn's moon Titan, with its dense atmosphere, are similar to those on Earth early in our solar system. Pictures and spectral analysis of Titan's surface, recorded by an international scientific ...

Dec 08, 2005
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Yahoo! launches Web answering site

Yahoo! launched a search service Thursday that will allow users to ask questions using full sentences and not just keywords.

Dec 08, 2005
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Helpdesks brace for Christmas gremlins

Christmas is coming, and helpdesk techs across the United States are bracing for a surge of calls from frustrated gift recipients.

Dec 08, 2005
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Microsoft to invest $1.7B in India

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has said his company will invest $1.7 billion in India in the next four years.

Dec 08, 2005
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Nanoparticle impact on plants

Nanoparticles of aluminum oxide, commonly found in everything from sunscreen lotions to environmental catalysts that reduce pollution, can stunt root growth in plants, although preliminary findings suggest extremely high ...

Dec 08, 2005
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Katrina residue dangers questioned

A conflict has flared concerning dangers posed by toxic substances left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Dec 08, 2005
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Famed inventor Heinz Heinemann dies

Heinz Heinemann, who developed the process for converting methanol into gasoline, has died in Washington, D.C., at the age of 92.

Dec 08, 2005
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