Archive: 01/09/2006

Coal Liquefaction

The tightening of worldwide oil reserves is causing the price of oil to escalate — and makes coal, which is much more abundantly available, an interesting starting material for liquid fuels and chemical raw materials. Researchers ...

Jan 09, 2006 3.2 / 5 (59) 0

Slow human evolution revealed by worm genome

Humans have retained genomic characteristics of a very ancient ancestor that have been lost in simpler animals such as the fly, indicating that humans are one of the most slowly evolving species. This is the ...

Jan 09, 2006 4.1 / 5 (32) 0

Top 10 things seen at CES

I realize that in the grand scheme of things readers don't care whether the job of a reporter is made easier or not. But I must admit that one of the cooler things at the show was that Sony, Phillips, Delphi ...

Jan 09, 2006 3.2 / 5 (21) 0

Massive star cluster found in Milky Way

A massive cluster of red supergiants--super-sized stars on the verge of exploding--was recently discovered in the Milky Way by a group of stronomers using infrared technology to penetrate the thick dust that cloaks much of ...

Jan 09, 2006 4.1 / 5 (14) 0

Scientists probe black hole's inner sanctum

How does matter spiral its way to the center of a galaxy and into the mouth of a supermassive black hole? A new study provides the best glimpse yet at the death spiral of material as it descends into the core ...

Jan 09, 2006 4.4 / 5 (11) 0

Denmark's TDC deal rattles markets

Europe's telecommunications market may become increasingly cut-throat, but competition means that smaller carriers too can hold out and not take up any investment offer that comes their way. Or at least that appears to be ...

Jan 09, 2006 4 / 5 (1) 0

Author feature: Counterfeiting

A booming knockoff community might be the product of evolving technology and inefficient law enforcement, according to one counterfeit expert.

Jan 09, 2006 5 / 5 (8) 0